CHICAGO, Ill. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has been retained by the mother of Wadee Al-Fayoume, the 6-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed 26 times by the family’s 71-year-old landlord in Plainfield Township. Wadee celebrated his sixth birthday just eight days before he was killed. Wadee’s mother, Hanan Shaheen, was stabbed twelve times in the attack and is still recovering. ADC is proud to co-counsel with the Ben Crump Law firm on the case.
Joseph M. Czuba has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, two counts of hate crimes, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Attorney Crump has released the following statement:
“There is no tolerance for hate crimes and hate speech in America, and a 6-year-old boy should never have to pay the price for hate-fueled behavior. The pain endured by the Al-Fayoume family is immeasurable. No family should have to bear such a devastating loss, compounded by the burden of overwhelming medical bills. We must come together as a society not only to seek justice for Wadee but also to support this grieving family in their time of need. Just as we did for Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, we must ensure that Wadee’s name is heard loud and clear. May his name serve as a reminder that in a civilized society there is no place for hate, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or xenophobia.”
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