Grand Jury Hands Up 3 Murder Indictments

A Loudoun grand jury on Monday issued indictments in two murder cases and trials are set to take place next year.

A seven-day trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 19, 2019, in the case of Hassan M. Gailani, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the May 14 shooting at a Sterling hookah bar. The 35-year-old Alexandria man is charged with killing Ahmed S. Osman, 35, of Sterling and Murtada A. Marof, 40, of Herndon, at Pharaoh Café.

A 10-day trial is scheduled for Michel Moreno, who is accused of killing his sister with his car. He is accused of running down Nancy Moreno, 54, on July 21, after she got out of his car on the side of Rt. 28 near Innovation Drive. He then fled the scene and was later apprehended in Maryland by Anne Arundel County police.

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