WARRENSBURG, Mo. — There are concerns a man charged in the murder of a Warrensburg bar owner could walk out of jail this week and never stand trial.
Ziyad Abid is accused of hiring a hit man to kill 25-year-old Blaine Whitworth. Abid was a student at the University of Central Missouri when the murder took place.
Since being taken into custody and dropped from the school, he is no longer on a student visa which means he is in the country illegally — which is why he may never have to face the murder charge.
It’s been a long seven months Blaine Whitworth’s family.
“We would like to express our appreciation, you know, just for the outpouring of love and support,” said Diane Whitworth, Blaine’s mother. “That’s the only way, through our faith, family and friends is how you go forward.”
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