Man accused of killing boyfriend, wrapping up body in blankets


According to court documents, on September 17 Omar Ibrahim stabbed then strangled his boyfriend, Adrian Castro, then bundled up his body in some blankets bound together with 20 belts. A maintenance man at Ibrahim's apartment complex on Briargrove in west Houston told police that he went to Ibrahim's apartment to fix his wall when Ibrahim enlisted him to help him move a long "bundle" wrapped in blankets and tied with belts.

The maintenance man says he helped Ibrahim carry the bundle close to Ibrahim's vehicle when he saw what he thought was blood leaking from the blanket. He set it down and said he could not continue to help Ibrahim. The man says Ibrahim asked him if he had any friends who could help him out, but the man returned to the apartment to continue his repair work.

Then the maintenance man told investigators he heard a thud and that the bundle was back in the apartment and Ibrahim was gone. The man called police, who arrived and say an officer pulled away a portion of the blanket and saw a dead body. The cause of death was found to be strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head.

Police say a family member of Castro's told them that he was in a dating relationship with a man named Omar and that he was jealous of Castro socializing with other people.

Ibrahim was located in Idaho with family members, Houston police say, and he was subsequently arrested on Sept. 21 by U.S. Marshals.

According to investigators, Ibrahim admitted to police that he killed Castro by cutting him with a knife and choking him until he stopped breathing.

Ibrahim, 21, is charged with murder and tampering/fabricating physical evidence.

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