Klonie Steele McNeese – image from Facebook.
BARSTOW – Four out of six suspects are facing murder charges after a 53-year-old Barstow man was found dead earlier this month.
Nabil Nazir Attia Shehata of Barstow had been reported missing on Monday, October 12 by family members. A week later, on October 19, deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station were led to a spot on Fern Drive and Old State Highway 58, where Shehata’s body was discovered.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail were immediately requested to conduct the investigation.
That same day, October 19, Barstow police stopped a car they knew had belonged to Shehata. Contact with the car’s occupants, Bruce Lamont Fuller, 20, and Inor Montrell Robinson, 21, led deputies to identify them as suspects in Shehata’s disappearance.
Fuller and Robinson were detained by police, later turned over to investigating detectives John Cahow and Gary Hart, and subsequently arrested on murder charges.
Cahow and Hart continued the investigation, later identifying Dmorrion Avery Holmes, 25 of Hesperia, Michael Raynile Phillips, 21, Tanisha Brittany Anthony, 24, and Klonie Karmel Steele McNeese, 19, all residents of Barstow, as suspects in Shehata’s murder. They located them on Tuesday, October 20 and booked them into jail one day later.
Phillips and Holmes are facing murder charges, according to reports. Anthony and McNeese are in custody, facing charges of conspiracy, kidnapping and robbery. Those four were taken into custody on Thursday, according to reports. On her Facebook page, under the name “Steele MC Neeze Klonie Karmel,” McNeese sadly posted on October 19th, “I need a best friend.”
Cahow and Hart, who are continuing the investigation, did not specify a motive for the killings, nor did they list how Shehata died.