Somali Teen Who 'Beat Woman With Metal Rod' Let Go Without Charges 'Because His IQ is 49'

Chris Menahan
Feb. 25, 2020

A 15-year-old Somali refugee in St Louis, Missouri said to be 6 foot tall and 175 pounds allegedly broke into his female neighbor's home and stole her iPhone before savagely beating her with a metal rod when she tried to get her phone back.

According to the victim's sister, prosecutor Sakina Ahmad decided not to charge the teen because he has an IQ of 49.

From KSDK, "'I've been failed by the system': Teen walks free after neighbor says he broke her nose, left her in bruises":
A St. Louis woman feels like the judicial system failed her, after she said her teenage neighbor attacked her and walked away free.

Alicia Clarke said exactly a week ago she went for a quick run outside her south city home. When she came back, she noticed her shoes had been moved to a different spot and her cell phone was gone.

From there, she used Find My iPhone to search for it. The location said it was on her property grid. She used her work phone to call it.

"I open my back door to call it and I hear it in my neighbor's backyard behind me," Clarke said.

Clarke said she hopped the fence to get it and jumped back over to her yard. Another neighbor yelled out to her and said, "Hey, I told him, 'I know you did this and Iím calling the police!'"

Clarke said that's when the 6-foot teen jumped the fence and tackled her.

"He knocked me down, pulling my hair, kicking," she recalled.

Before he ran off, she said he grabbed her personal cell phone again. She used her work phone to call police.

"I am on the phone with St. Louis police dispatch, making my way to my backdoor, when he comes back with a weapon. He is on top of me. There was blood everywhere. I was literally fighting for my life at that point," she told 5 On Your Side.

[...] A juvenile court official said a staff attorney dropped the case before even going to the judge. The courts weren't able to comment specifically on this incident, since it involves a juvenile. Clarke said she was told her accused attacker was found incompetent to aid in his own defense because he has an IQ of 49.
I was told IQ was just a "meaningless social construct." Evidently, it's perfectly valid when it comes to letting low IQ criminals off the hook.

Here's the full story her sister shared on Facebook:

Police report:

UPDATE: The victim reportedly got a restraining order and her assailant allegedly swiftly violated it and was taken into custody:

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