Corrina Mehiel was a misguided artist who looked up to Hillary Clinton. She complained about “many tragedies inflicted on the full spectrum of non-white males in my country.” However, her views likely changed after she met migrant El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure.
Police arrested El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure, 28, on Monday night, after artist Corrina Mehiel was found stabbed to death in a row house apartment. NBC4 reports that there are signs of torture before death, most likely to gain her ATM pin number. He took her car, a blue Toyota Prius, and used money withdrawn from her account.
The victim was living in D.C. as a project assistant at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Her boss Mel Chin and many other artists are beside themselves with grief over her untimely death.
We are grieving the loss of Corrina Mehiel, an integral part of the Fundred Team, and resolve to move forward in the spirit she practiced. pic.twitter.com/8TJcvvdzNX
— Fundred (@FUNDRED) March 23, 2017
Mehiel spoke publicly about her concerns for “social justice” and was known for her love of liberal politics. She is pictured above with Nancy Pelosi.
El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure was a migrant, thought to have been from the North Carolina area. Police believe that he had been staying in homeless shelters before encountering Mehiel. He had a criminal record in Tennessee and has now been charged with first-degree murder while armed and theft one. Police had posted the following “person of interest” video in an attempt to identify Toure.
According to Fox 5, police will not comment on Toure’s immigration status. “I think you know that the Metropolitan Police Department does not ask questions about immigration status,” D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said.
It is ironic to consider the victim’s views on social justice and the supposed abuse of “non-white males.” She often commented about her dislike of President Donald Trump and posted the following after his election:
I looked up to the women in my life. I loved how the women I was around were caring and nurturing. My Mom spent a lot of time talking to me about my worth, how to find a path toward loving myself, loving others, and being loved. Hillary Rodham Clinton was a part of that narrative. My Mom literally required me to read ‘It takes a Village’ so that I could discuss it with her when I was in high school as to understand the relationship between community and education…
This year has been exciting and terrifying. So many tragedies inflicted on the full spectrum of non-white males in my country. I have spent many days trying to understand this moment in our history. Feeling so proud of what we have all accomplished. Sobbing with the country at the death of the young, beautiful people in Orlando. Crying to my father after watching Philando Castile pass in real time in front of the whole world. His strong and beautiful girlfriend having the strength to show that story to an already grieving country. And through it all watching the way the women in my life spent the year in worried apprehension. Trying to be excited for the future, and all the while listening as the people in our lives rallied around chants of hate and fear toward people of color, people of other religions, people of the lesser sex, people who don’t check one gender box.
The loss of Corrina Mehiel is tragic and sad. Hopefully, her family will find comfort and justice will be served. For now, the immigration status of Toure is a mystery, but in time, people may learn the truth of this tragedy and come to support immigration policies that will help keep Americans safe.