Jabara family testifies in second day of Stanley Majors trial

TULSA, Okla. -- An emotional day wrapped up at the Tulsa County Courthouse in the Stanley Majors trial on Tuesday.

He's accused of murdering his Lebanese neighbor in August of 2016. All of Khalid Jabara's immediate family testified, showing the events leading up to the shooting and animosity between their family and Majors.

Khalid's father, Mounah, was the first to take the stand. Many members of the family were in tears as they listend to him sob through his 9-1-1 call saying "he shot him, he shot him" over and over again. From there, a neighbor took over the call crying "he's bleeding everywhere."

Next, Khalid's mother Haifai testified. She said the day of the shooting, Khalid spoke to her on the phone, warning her not to come home after running errands. She said her son told her their neighbor had a gun, and he was worried about safety.

Jabara said on her final phone call with him she heard a scuffle and her son's cry for help. In the background, the mother said she recognized the voice of Majors.
 
Haifai Jabara also spoke of tension between her family and Majors starting in 2013, calling him "a hateful neighbor" who constantly shouted at her family, calling them "dirty Arabs" and "filthy Muslims." Jabara said they are in fact Christians, and the slurs caused the family to get a protective order that year.

Jabara also spoke of being hit from behind by a vehicle while walking down the street in 2015, which placed her in a nursing facility for about two months. Majors was arrested for this crime.

Khalid's siblings also spoke to highlight challenges they saw with the family's neighbor.

Multiple police officers took the stand, saying during their encounters with Majors he made comments such as "I'm white, you're white, why are the Lebanese running the show."

The defense witnesses are expected to testify later this week.

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