Posted on June 23, 2011

Henrietta Teen Arrested in Stabbing of 13-Year-Old Cousin

Victoria E. Freile, Democrat and Chronicle, June 21, 2011

A Henrietta teen is accused of stabbing his 13-year-old cousin in their townhouse yesterday.

Cpl. John Helfer of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office today said Faheem Abdul-Jaleel, 16, was charged with first-degree assault, a felony. He called 911 from a security phone box at the University of Rochester’s River Campus about 11 p.m. yesterday, more than 12 hours after his cousin Samina Qasim was found bleeding in the garage with multiple stab wounds to her chest and upper body.

Abdul-Jaleel was taken into custody at Kendrick and Lattimore roads without incident and allegedly admitted to stabbing his cousin in the family’s garage yesterday morning after an argument, Helfer said. It was not known what the two argued about, he said.


Samina’s mother attempted to take her daughter to Strong Memorial Hospital but was intercepted en route by a Henrietta ambulance that took her the rest of the way to the hospital. The girl was in critical condition today, Helfer said.