The trial of a Fremont man charged with the murder of a Newark Memorial High School senior was delayed when the suspect appeared in court Monday, court officials said.
Abrahim Ibrahim Hade, 19, of Fremont, is charged with one count of murder with a gang enhancement in connection to the stabbing death of Osana Futi, who was 18 at the time of his death.
Hade's trial has been rescheduled for Jan. 22 at the Hayward Hall of Justice, according to Alameda County District Attorney spokeswoman Teresa Drenick.
Hade pleaded not guilty in May and was ordered to stand trial for Futi's death after five days of preliminary examinations held at the Fremont Hall of Justice.
Futi died shortly before 1:30 a.m. April 29 — two hours after he was stabbed following a house party on the 4900 block of Hyde Park Drive, near Yellow Stone Park Drive in Fremont.
Futi was a senior at Newark Memorial High at the time of his murder and was known as a star football player who received MVAL titles, such as Defensive Player of the Year.
Det. Anthony Holguin of the Fremont Police Department said in court during preliminary hearings that Futi died of a stab wound to his upper thigh that measured six inches deep, which severed a major artery.
During those hearings, others witnesses testified that Hade yelled out that Futi "got what he deserved" after the stabbing, that the knife used belonged to the grandfather of a minor arrested in connection to the case and that that Hade texted his girlfriend the next day and said Futi "got what was coming."
Hade – along with three minors – were arrested on April 29. The minors were only described as one 16-year-old girl and two boys, ages 13 and 14, at the time of their arrests. District attorney officials have not been able to comment on updates concerning the minors arrested.
Hade is being held at Santa Rita Jail on no bail.
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