A second suspect has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of pizza delivery driver and artist Salahuddin A. Jitmoud, who was found April 19 in the breezeway of a Lexington apartment building.
Cameron R. McClellan, 28, also was charged with robbery, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. Jitmoud, 22, worked for Pizza Hut and was making deliveries when he was killed at 3716 Trent Circle.
Antonio Lewis, 30, was charged April 27 with murder and first-degree robbery. Lewis was a resident of the apartment complex where Jitmoud's body was found with knife wounds, Lexington police said.
McClellan was already being held in the Fayette County jail on first-degree robbery when he was charged with murder. He had been there since April 28, according to jail officials.
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McClellan had been charged in 2009 in Fayette County with possessing marijuana and tampering with evidence. He was fined $254 on the possession charge, and the other charge was reduced. An officer observed him throwing away a plastic bag that contained about two grams of marijuana.
Lewis has a substantial history of mostly minor criminal offenses dating back several years until he allegedly escalated to violent crime with Jitmoud's death, according to court records.
In 2007, he was charged with second-degree burglary. However, the charge was reduced to first-degree criminal trespassing, and Lewis was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty, according to the Fayette District Court clerk's office.
He was charged with robbery in 2006, but the case was dismissed after a grand jury declined to indict.
Jitmoud's death shook Lexington's Muslim community. Some feared that the slaying was a hate crime. But with Lewis' arrest, Lexington police said there was no evidence suggesting the slaying was a hate crime.
McClellan is scheduled to appear Wednesday afternoon in Fayette circuit court for a video arraignment. He was being held at the jail on $20,000 bond for the robbery charges. No bond has been set on the murder charge, jail officials said.