Suliman Abdul-Mutakallim was killed in a seemingly random attack in 2015. Two years later, his mother Rukiye came face-to-face with one of the people who were responsible at a hearing. And what she did next shocked the entire courtroom.
Abdul-Mutakallim was raised in California. He then obtained his GED in Michigan before joining the Navy in 2001. Rukiye explained to The Cincinnati Enquirer that had he wanted to serve his country “to help him find a direction” in life.
He spent three years in Iraq with the Navy, in which his brother still serves as a lieutenant commander. Abdul-Mutakallim then moved to Ohio and resided with both his mother and sister, a specialist in information technology. He became married in 2010 and lived with his wife in the South Cumminsville area of Cincinnati.