California man was harassing his former neighbor for months and evetually killed him even after the man with his family moved out
Last week, a California man shot to death his former neighbor after perpetual tormenting the victim and his family forcing them to move.
43-year-old Jamal Thomas was charged on Thursday after murdering his 44-year-old former neighbor, Miles Armstead last Friday. Armstead, a bank employee, who was expecting his fifth child with his wife, was fatally shot outside the Oakland home where the family used to live. On that fatal day he as usually revisited this home as he planned to sell it.
Thomas was arrested within eight hours after killing Armstead.
The relations between these two neighbors have a long and difficult history.
Back in February, Thomas was arrested for threatening Armstead and his entire family but then he could avoid a prison term due to not his guilty plea and his own recognizance at the end of the month.
In late March Thomas was charged again for throwing a stone into the window of the Armstead’s house. He did it only because of a simple eye contact with the victim’s then-already pregnant wife. The woman, who harmed her arm against the broken glass, became concerned that Thomas could harm their unborn child.
Less than in a month Thomas repeated his assaults on the family. That time the weapon was a brick which Thomas again threw through a window. Luckily, nobody but the computer inside the house suffered that time.
And now, when the threats and attacks went too far ending up with the Armstead’s death, Thomas, who besides the murder was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and was twice convicted in Alameda County for other different felonies, will finally go to jail for long.
As it was reported, the bank where Armstead worked, Fremont Bank, raised over $42,000 of $50,000 goal through a GoFundMe to help its former employee’s family to move forward.