Man, Stanley Vernon Majors, accused in fatal shooting of Khalid Jabara pleads 'not guilty'

Posted at 9:12 AM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 14:31:30-04

TULSA – The man charged with murder in the shooting death of his Lebanese neighbor is now being held without bond.

On Wednesday, a judge entered a not guilty plea during the arraignment for Stanley Vernon Majors who faces first degree murder charges in the August 12 shooting of Khalid Jabara, pictured below. 

He is also charged with felony possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony, and two misdemeanors, malicious intimidation and harassment, and threatening a violent act.

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The 61-year-old Majors allegedly spent years in conflict with the Jabara family, referring to his neighbors as "filthy Lebanese," `'dirty Arabs" and "Moo-slems." The Jabaras are actually Christian.

Majors' conflict with the Jabara family also put him at odds with his husband, Stephen Schmauss, who befriended Jabara and worried Majors would eventually resort to violence against Khalid.Schmauss tried to explain Majors' comments, saying his husband is "textbook bipolar."

Jabara’s family held a memorial service for Khalid on Sunday.

Majors is due back in court on October 4.