Tulsa DA: 1st degree murder charge filed against man accused of killing neighbor, Khalid Jabara

Posted at 2:00 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 19:05:04-04

TULSA – The man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor in south Tulsa is now being charged with first degree.

The Tulsa County District Attorney’s office filed the charges against Stanley Vernon Majors in the August 12 shooting of Khalid Jabara.

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Majors 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.

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.

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