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Gay man allegedly killed by father made chilling Facebook posts

Amir Issa, a gay man killed by father made chilling Facebook posts
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A man who police believe was murdered by his father because of his sexual orientation made a disturbing Facebook post just 10 days before his death.

Amir Issa was found shot to death outside his family's home in North Hills, California, on March 29. His father, Shehada Issa, was arrested and charged with murder. Prosecutors said that the elder Issa had previously threatened to kill his son for being gay.

The body of Issa's mother, Rabihah Issa, was also found with apparent stab wounds. Investigators found her covered with blood in the bathroom of the house and noted that she appeared to have been dead "for a while,"LAPD Sergeant Greg Bruce told the Los Angeles Times. The investigation into her death is still ongoing.

A Los Angeles County news release cites Amir Issa’s age as 29, though some local news outlets are reporting he was 38.

On March 19, a Facebook user identified by multiple news outlets as Amir Issa wrote a post that paints a chilling picture of his home life. 

"Every day I wake up feeling like my sister or brother or mother or father is literally controlling me in my sleep," Issa wrote. "I have no free will." He also alleged that his relatives stole money from him and tried to have him imprisoned and said he wants to "see Jesus."

In January 2014, Issa posted a bizarre video of himself discussing anal sex with two people he said were his parents. In the video, which contains graphic and disturbing language, the man Issa says is his father tells him he is a "pervert" and should be "castrated."

A Los Angeles County news release cites Amir Issa’s age as 29, though some local news outlets are reporting he was 38.

Law enforcement told the Los Angeles Daily News that Shaheda Issa made incriminating statements about his son's killing.

"He claimed [the son] was armed with a knife, and there was no knife to be found [there]," Operations Valley Bureau Homicide Detective John Doerbecker told the paper.

Shehada Issa's arraignment will be April 11. 

(Editor's note: This post was originally published on our media partner HuffPost Queer Voices.)