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School shooter's dad pleads guilty in hindering prosecution case

Dr. Iqbal Memon in Court (Source: WAFF) Dr. Iqbal Memon in Court (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Dr. Iqbal Memon, the father of Discovery Middle School shooter Hammad Memon, pleaded guilty in his hindering prosecution case on Tuesday morning.

Memon was charged with first degree hindering prosecution, which under the plea agreement, has been amended to attempted hindering prosecution.

He was sentenced to 364 days probation and charged a fine of $6,000.

A Madison County judge declared a mistrial in Memon's first hindering prosecution case in April. The jury failed to come to a consensus in deliberations.

Chief trial attorney Bob Becker said this is a fair deal.

"I'm glad it's over," Becker said. "There is no need to put a case like this to a jury and waste taxpayer money and time, when this is the result that should have occurred a long time ago."

Memon's attorneys offered this same deal two years ago, but Memon refused. Memon's plea is the same as that of his wife. Safia Memon pleaded guilty to attempting to hinder prosecution earlier this year.

Their son Hammad is serving 30 years for shooting and killing his classmate, Todd Brown, at Discovery Middle School in 2010.

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