Greenfield - A Greenfield man, 20, and an Oak Creek man, 45, face charges in the stabbing death of a man on Milwaukee's East Side.
Hussain Sami, 3341 W. Canterbury Road, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide, which carries a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. Imed Chabbouth, 45, of 9330 S. Orchard Circle, Oak Creek, is charged with aggravated battery. The maximum penalty is six years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint filed Sept. 2, Sami allegedly admitted to "cutting" the victim and that a knife believed to be the murder weapon was found in Sami's car.
Police have determined no motive for the crime other than the defendant's statement contained in the complaint that the defendant believed the victim had struck Chabbouth as he and Sami stood on a sidewalk outside of Thurman's 15, at 1731 N. Arlington Place, where the two had been drinking. The defendant and Chabbouth then chased the victim, Shawn Ostrom, and beat him when they caught him.
A preliminary hearing is slated for Sept. 12 for Sami. Cash bond is set at $125,000. No updated information is available for Chabbouth.
According to the complaint, Sami allegedly told police that he was angered that the victim was fighting Chabbouth more than him, so he took out his knife and used it in the fight, the complaint says.
The victim died at the scene of stab wounds that penetrated both lungs and his aorta, according to the autopsy report.
Sami allegedly said that he and Chabbouth fled to his car, driving to a Walgreen's to buy cigarettes. They then drove past the scene to see what was going on, the complaint says.