Binghamton University killing: Al-Zahrani asked about a transfer 30 minutes before stabbing

by E Wayne Ross on December 7, 2009

Press & Sun-Bulletin: Binghamton University killing: 46-year-old grad student charged in professor’s death

Less than 30 minutes before he allegedly stabbed Binghamton University professor Richard Antoun to death on Friday, Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani approached professor Joshua Price to complain of financial troubles and inquire about transferring into the doctoral program that Price directs.

Al-Zahrani, a 46-year-old post-graduate student in the anthropology department, had met with Price once or twice before, Price said, the first time on the afternoon of Nov. 10.

The New York Times: Binghamton Student Says He Warned Officials

VESTAL, N.Y. — In this small upstate college town, there were many who tried to comprehend how a popular 77-year-old professor who championed antiwar philosophies would have come to such a violent end: stabbed to death in his office on Friday, by, the police said, a graduate student whom he knew.