Husband charged in wife's murder has history of domestic violence

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After two sisters were shot and killed in Hickory Hill Thursday morning, the husband of the older sister is charged with their deaths.

George Muhammad turned himself in about an hour after the early-morning shooting on Shallow Wood Court.

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Muhammad is charged with first degree murder.

Family members identified the victims as 26-year-old Kendall Brown and 19-year-old Kayla Brown.

Jasper Moten, the father of both victims, said Muhammad had a history of abusing his wife, Kendall Brown.

“About five years ago he put a gun on her and put her out of the house,” Moten said.

Court records show Muhammad was charged with domestic assault in 2012.

Kendall Brown called police in 2012, and told police Muhammad “threatened to kill her,” according to court records.

The arrest affidavit describes an argument at a laundry mat when Muhammad “pushed her down and slapped her in the face.”

The argument followed the couple to a home on the 2900 block of Semmes, where Brown called police.

Kendall Brown was six months pregnant at the time, according to court records. Police said she had a busted lip and “several marks” on her neck.

“Right about now, if I seen him, I’d probably go to  jail,” Moten said, when asked what he would say to his daughter’s husband. “In fact, I know I’d go to jail if I seen him right about now.”

Muhammad pled guilty to domestic assault, and was sentenced to one day in prison for the 2012 crime, according to a criminal record report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.