Imam shooting suspect appears in court

The man charged with murder in the death of a Muslim imam and his friend over the weekend in Queens appeared in court Aug. 16, according to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

Oscar Morel appeared in Queens Criminal Court in relation to Saturday's shooting death of Imam Maulama Alauddin Akonjee, 55, and his friend, Thara Udin, 64, as they left Al-Furquan Jame Masjid mosque, according to court records.