The brother of a Windsor Township man charged with murdering his girlfriend's baby in Delaware County will remain free on bail, but must now be supervised by probation officers.
Jawwad Rushdi, 33, of 979 Castle Pond Drive, appeared Wednesday in York County Court for a bail-revocation hearing requested by prosecutors.
Rushdi is charged in two separate York City cases with allegedly physically attacking a total of four people, including a woman, according to court documents.
At mosque: Rushdi went to the Noor Mosque at 344 S. George St. about 9 p.m. Sept. 18, 2012, and began looking through windows, taking pictures of the people inside and yelling, "If you come out, I'll beat you," documents state.
Two members of the mosque, Abdul Muhammad and Rafiq Ahmad, went outside and repeatedly told him to stop, police said.
Rushdi punched Muhammad in the face and struck Ahmad in the back of the head, documents allege. He then punched a woman, Hasina Bibi, in the forehead, police allege.
Another member of the mosque told police Rushdi had been barred from the mosque for "a previous incident," documents state.
Rushdi was charged with simple assault, harassment and defiant trespass and released on unsecured bail, records state.
Earlier encounter: Two days earlier, on Sept. 16, 2012, York City Police were called to the 200 block of East Boundary Avenue about 1 a.m. where Tian Ren told officers he was physically attacked by Rushdi, documents state.
Rushdi punched Ren numerous times in the head and face during a dispute over a vehicle, police allege. Ren suffered a fractured right eye socket that required plastic surgery, documents state.
In that case, Rushdi was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment and released on $2,500 bail.
Bail motion: On Nov. 21, York County prosecutors filed a motion to have Rushdi's bail revoked, citing a Nov. 20 incident at the Delaware County Courthouse, where he was visiting his brother, homicide defendant Ummad Rushdi.
In that incident, Jawwad Rushdi made threats to the lead investigator in his brother's Upper Darby murder case, according to court documents. He was charged with making terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct, then released on $50,000 bail.
York County prosecutors argued in their motion that Jawwad Rushdi's bail should be revoked in his York cases to protect the public and because he violated his bail conditions by incurring new charges.
'Danger to public': "An individual who will not refrain from violations of the law, including violent threats within the confines of a courthouse, is certainly a danger to the public," the motion states.
Jawwad Rushdi allegedly called the Upper Darby detective corrupt and a terrorist, documents state.
A woman who had a black eye told Jawwad Rushdi he shouldn't talk to the detective that way, prompting Rushdi to say, "Shut your mouth before I blacken your other eye. ... I will beat both your asses," documents allege.
His York County attorney, first assistant public defender Clasina Houtman, said her client denies those allegations.
York County Common Pleas Judge Craig T. Trebilcock allowed Jawwad Rushdi to remain free on bail, but ordered him to submit to random drug testing and said he can't leave York County without prior permission from the probation department, which will now supervise him.
Missing baby: Ummad Rushdi, 31, also of 979 Castle Pond Drive, remains in Delaware County's prison without bail, charged with first-degree murder and related offenses. He faces a possible death penalty if convicted.
He is accused of killing 7-month-old Hamza Ali, the son of his then-girlfriend, on Aug. 4. They were in Upper Darby visiting Rushdi's parents when Hamza went missing; his body has never been found .
Police allege he confessed he shook Hamza when the baby wouldn't stop crying, then buried the body. But Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood has his own theory.
"He despised that child ... and he killed that child," Chitwood has said. "I believe it was a horrible death."
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