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Police: Business relationship led to fatal stabbing at Killeen mosque, suspect charged

Posted at 12:30 PM, Nov 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-14 19:33:15-05

KILLEEN, Texas — A Central Texas man is dead after being fatally stabbed while attending mosque this weekend, police said.

The suspect, 49-year-old Raymond Cecil Kastner, is charged with murder and will reside in Bell County Jail with a bond set at $1,000,000.

Around 1:01 p.m. this Saturday, officers were dispatched to the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen building - located at 5600 State Highway 195 - on reports of a stabbing, according to the Killeen Police Department.

Upon arrival, Killeen police said they located a male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound.

By 1:37 p.m., Muhammad Idrees Kahn, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Police said a second male was located on the scene and detained.

A preliminary investigation has since revealed that the victim and the suspect had been in a business relationship, police said.

Killeen police said both individuals were inside the mosque when the suspect fatally stabbed the victim with a knife.

This case is now the eighteenth murder investigation for the City of Killeen in 2022.

An investigation into this murder remains active and ongoing.