ziyad abid http://kbia.org en Former suspect in Warrensburg slaying returns home to Saudi Arabia http://kbia.org/post/former-suspect-warrensburg-slaying-returns-home-saudi-arabia <p></p><p>A former University of Central Missouri student from Saudi Arabia who was accused of paying his roommate to kill a Warrensburg bar owner has left the country nearly three weeks after charges were dismissed.</p><p>Ziyad Abid was held without bond for 11 months in connection with the Sept. 1 slaying of Blaine Whitworth. Johnson County prosecutor Lynn Stoppy dropped the charges August 2nd, saying there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute him. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:38:59 +0000 Associated Press 39219 at http://kbia.org Former suspect in Warrensburg slaying returns home to Saudi Arabia Grand jury indicts Saudi student on murder charge http://kbia.org/post/grand-jury-indicts-saudi-student-murder-charge <p>A Missouri grand jury has handed down a new indictment charging a former University of Central Missouri student from Saudi Arabia in the death of a Warrensburg bar owner.</p><p>The indictment filed Friday in Johnson County charges 24-year-old Ziyad Abid with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He was arrested in September after his roommate, Reginald Singletary Jr., told investigators Abid had paid him to kill bar owner Blaine Whitworth.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:23:32 +0000 Associated Press 37936 at http://kbia.org Court still not setting bond for Saudi national charged in 2012 Warrensburg murder http://kbia.org/post/court-still-not-setting-bond-saudi-national-charged-2012-warrensburg-murder <p></p><p>A Missouri appeals court has rejected a motion seeking the release of a Saudi national being held without bond on a first-degree murder charge.</p><p>One day after Circuit Court Judge Michael Wagner issued an order denying bond for 24-year-old Ziyad Abid, the Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed a defense motion seeking Abid's release. Abid is accused of paying his roommate to kill Warrensburg bar owner Blaine Whitworth on September 1st.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:56:06 +0000 Associated Press 37365 at http://kbia.org Court still not setting bond for Saudi national charged in 2012 Warrensburg murder