University of Arizona murder suspect could face 7 charges

Posted at 5:07 PM, October 18, 2022 and last updated 5:07 PM, October 18, 2022

By Anne Simmons

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Murad Dervish, who was arrested for shooting and killing University of Arizona Professor Dr. Thomas Meixner on campus earlier this month, could face seven charges.

The Pima County Superior Court website shows Dervish is facing seven charges, including first degree murder.

Murad Dervish (Pima County Sheriff’s Department)

Dervish is facing seven charges, according to information from the Pima County Superior Court:

  • Murder in the first degree
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • Burglary in the first degree
  • Misconduct involving weapons
  • Three counts of endangerment
  • Dervish has a bond hearing on Thursday, Oct. 20. He is currently being held without bond.

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The arraignment for Dervish has been set for Monday, Oct. 24.

This story was originally published Oct. 18, 2022 by KGUN in Tucson, an E.W. Scripps Company.

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