Ahmad Siddiqi, Marine Afghanistan Interpreter Accused of Killing DoD Interpreter Soraya Faroqi and Her Unborn Child, to be Arraigned

Categories: 2011 Homicides
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Cpl. Ahmad Siddiqi
An Orange County District Attorney's office statement on Wednesday's scheduled arraignment of Ahmad Siddiqi fills in some holes about the murder of Soraya Faroqi and her unborn child.

Currently, the Marine who spent several months in Afghanistan before the slaying faces a minimum sentence with a conviction of life in state prison without parole. The special circumstances charges filed against the 23-year-old could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Faroqi, also 23, was a civilian interpreter with the Department of Defense and had returned to Orange County from Afghanistan on Dec. 13. Siddiqi's former girlfriend was in the first trimester of her pregnancy.

Following his overseas deployment, and after spending some time at his home in Alexandri, Virginia, Siddiqi flew to Orange County for a Dec. 19 meeting with Faroqi in her friend's Westminster apartment. They were to talk about their former relationship.

The conversation obviously did not go well. Neighbors later told Westminster Police they heard loud arguing and saw Siddiqi, armed with a knife, chasing Faroqi through the apartment complex. According to prosecutors, he tackled her behind bushes in a carport, where he repeatedly stabbed her while Faroqi's friend screamed at him to stop.

Cops arrived to find Siddiqi and the dead body of a woman who had been stabbed repeatedly. He was arrested on suspicion of murdering her and, when prosecutors learned Faroqi was with child, a second murder count was added.

Siddiqi is scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Ana Wednesday morning on two felony counts of special circumstances murder with sentencing enhancements for murdering multiple victims, lying in wait, and the personal use of a deadly weapon. He is currently being held without bail.

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ProfileUser
ProfileUser

I can tell most people here are either his friends from the military or family members. Even thought he seems like a good man through your eyes who risked his own life to protect by joining the military, that doesn't justify the fact that he can go about and kill an innocent women with a baby on the way and still be loved. This man knew what he had done, regardless of what may have happened to him mentally, and he needs to suffer for taking two lives away. So, don't make bullshit excuses about him. 

Guest
Guest

There are millions of people who have PTSD after seeing war and violence, but that doesn't justify killing a defenseless civilian.  It would be dangerous to use PTSD as an excuse for what he did, that would also be a disservice to those that live with it and don't go around stabbing people to death.  As for Pinkme20, you must be related to this dude and im sure ur trying to defend him, but at the end of the day he killed a defenseless girl. All those that try to make excuses for him need to put themselves in her family's shoes...I'm sure you wouldn't be singing the same tune. NOTHING justifies what he did.

Sorayalove
Sorayalove

To all the people that are making excuses for this bastard! I hope that shit happeneds to one of your family members or friends. Then you wont be backing up a murderer..no matter what he went thru or saw doesn't give him a reason to kill someone! She was a sweet good hearted girl she didn't deserve this..don't ever back up a murderer cause it will happen to someone very close to you! To the girls don't ever be with someone in the army besides the bad guys they kill a lot of innocent people to!!!

Asukolt
Asukolt

I am a Marine who went on two deployments with Siddiqi. He was in my squad for both tours. This is a Marine who fought bravely and valiantly for his country. When we got back from Afghanistan A LOT of guys were messed up in the head because of the things we saw and all of our brothers who didn't make it home whole or even at all. He was one of them. He spent months trying to get help before he was eventually discharged after his contract was completed. After his discharge he continued to seek help but was forced to live a "normal life" working, going to school, etc and wasn't able to focus entirely on the healing process. What he did is inexcusable but he isn't a " jihadist" or any of the garbage I read on here. My heart breaks for this girls family but my heart breaks for him and his family too.

Semper fidelis brother.

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brothersforlife
brothersforlife

siddiqi was a good man who snapped after witnessing his friends burn alive from rolling over an IED in afghanistan while on deployment for the USMC serving his full term getting out honorably and never receiving the help he needed to cope with what he delt with while he served. once a marine always a marine he earned his citizenship and needs mental help.he stood their because he was obviously lost his mind and snapped and murdered a woman he probably loved. RIP to her and best wishes to her family. i stand behind my brother whatever may happen to him

rumi amani
rumi amani

This guy used to get his ass kicked growing up and so he took advantage of a sweet young girl who didn't want him and he couldn't handle the 39999 rejection of his life so he murdered her cuz there were no men around and murdred her baby. OH SCUMBAG I HOPE YOU FRY

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