Judge Declines to Block Autopsies of Muslim Men

November 28, 2007

Author: MAX B. BAKER

Source: Star-Telegram


FORT WORTH -- A Tarrant County judge declined Tuesday to stop the autopsies of two men killed in a traffic collision late Sunday night. The men's families had objected, saying autopsies violated their Muslim faith.

Abdel Rahman Joudeh, 23, of Arlington and Mohammad Khan, 18, of Grand Prairie were killed when their car veered into the path of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 20 near the Cooper Street exit in Arlington just before midnight.