Not a jihadi after all: Man charged with killing Saudi college student

Abdullah Abdullatif AlkadiAbdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, a student from Saudi Arabia

A man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student in California stabbed him in an attempt to keep both the car he had arranged to buy via Craigslist and the $30,000 the student wanted for the car, police revealed today.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said at a news conference Monday that 28-year-old Agustin Rosendo Fernandez of Long Beach was found with the Audi that sparked the murder of 23-year-old Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi.

He also made a statement that led authorities to the missing student’s body off a desert freeway.

Fernandez has been charged with murder and made his initial court appearance Monday afternoon.

He did not enter a plea and will return for arraignment next month.

Fernandez is facing one count of murder with the special circumstances of murder during a robbery and murder during a carjacking…

I previously guessed he had sold the car to head for Syria.