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Prosecutors pursue detention for suspect in Muslim killings

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Afghan refugee charged in the shooting deaths of two Muslim men and suspected in the killing of two others is scheduled to appear in court as prosecutors ask a state district judge to hold him without bond pending trial. Muhammad Syed, 51, has denied any involvement in the killings that shook New Mexico's Muslim community. But prosecutors call him a dangerous man, saying no conditions of release would ensure the community's safety. Members of the Muslim community in Albuquerque say they have been working with prosecutors in hopes of having Syed detained pending trial.