Was the winning lottery ticket the motive?

L.A. Times 2013/01/08 00:19:33
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Urooj Khan gushed that hitting it big meant everything to him. But he didn't live to enjoy his winnings. He'd won a $1-million jackpot from the Illinois Lottery over the summer. The idea was that he'd pay off his debts and his mortgage, then invest the rest in his dry cleaning business -- after making a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

But on July 20, less than a month after accepting an oversized check from lottery officials, Khan was dead.

According to a police document obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Khan came home from work to his wife, Shabana Ansari, and daughter, Jasmeen, the night he died, ate dinner and went to bed. Then he began screaming. He was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

An initial examination said he died of heart disease. Not so, officials now say, after looking into the case further: He was killed. By cyanide, according to the medical examiner.

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  • CAPISCE 2013/01/09 01:21:03
    At some level I can understand murder due to loss of control, rage but I could never understand murder for $$, So cold, so calculated, so evil....................so stupid

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  • jabo 2013/01/11 21:54:04
    Where is the money now?
  • Spooner 2013/01/11 20:07:06
    I prefer being poor and alive. There are probablly several of my exwives who would have fed me cyanide if I had money.
  • Maleficent 2013/01/11 17:26:11
    now that definitely makes me want to steer away from the lottery. and warn my loved ones too.
  • Karlheinz 2013/01/11 16:26:54
    hell yeah
  • foxy 2013/01/11 14:49:52
    Why was he killed, if not for the money, but what position is his wife in to get it. He might have left a will to give it to charity. If he owned a business did he need the money? I would like to see a really poor person win.
  • Healingme 2013/01/11 14:36:22
    Some people have no life,are just pure evil and jealous of other people's success,i don't understand why someone killed the guy for only $424,449.60 after taxes.They think the wife has something to do with it http://www.lotterypost.com/ne...
  • richard.maloney.7 2013/01/11 14:36:15
    hmmmmmm good old fahioned cynaide .. a family favorite from the old world...
  • Azazyel's Dragon 2013/01/11 12:56:50
    Azazyel's Dragon
    Well, it certainly wasn't his good looks...
  • SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO) 2013/01/11 12:45:13
    Supreme Cosmic Power, Scopo, Center believes that the lottery ticket probably is the motive. I am just listening to a news item about this where it is being speculated he was poisoned with cyanide and that his body will be exhumed and tested. May be that will reveal the cause of the death, so that the per could be caught and prosecuted.
  • ~TheDreamer~ 2013/01/11 04:50:11
    I don't know anything about this mans life. I don't know who knew him, who was close to him, who hated him, who loved him, what he has done to others (good and bad), ect. You can't say it's the lottery ticket that was the motive without further investigation. Who would kill him just because of the money?! It would benefit nobody...except for him wife and daughter, since they would be the ones that would get all the money. So if the motive was the lotto ticket, then the only thing that would make sense would be if his wife killed him...and that sounds really sad and such so I don't think that happened. Investigate!!
  • Joe ~TheDre... 2013/01/11 07:58:11
    Could've been the wife...who knows?
  • Aurora 2013/01/11 03:33:07
    I don't really know, but should poison be banned, evidently it kills.
  • E3 2013/01/11 03:24:08
    If you hit it big, keep your mouth shut.
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/11 01:15:35
    Probably, and on the same subject-- I will never enter a big jackpot until the winners are given adequate privacy. Publicizing their names opens them up to harassment and... sudden death. Although it was most likely a family member who did it, why should the entire world know whether a person is a millionaire or not? Or do all lottery winners who are successful change their names?
  • kimmie 2013/01/11 00:34:18
    Who ever killed this innocent man can just rot in hell , why kill a man go find a job
  • E3 kimmie 2013/01/11 15:21:01
    Money is the root of all kinds of evil, the saying goes.
  • Frank 2013/01/10 22:39:47
    I doubt it was someone who didn't like the way their pants were pressed.
  • Bouts2getitpoppinz 2013/01/10 21:51:19
    This story makes me so sad. This man probably had such an overwhelming feeling of happiness when he won that money. To be killed offer 1 million pieces of paper truly is said. Funny thing is when you die how much money you have or have earned is truly irrelevant. Thats why I have slowly come to learn it is far better to be rich in spirit and in your core than it ever is to be rich when it comes to material possession. Because at the end of the day that's what i think its all about is being rich in spirit.
  • Koatz 2013/01/10 16:32:04
    Several ways to look at it. Maybe the winning lottery ticket was the motive, but not because the murderer wanted to get the money. Maybe... just maybe, the killer wanted to prevent Khan from enjoying his winnings.
  • Yu Ogata 2013/01/10 15:54:12
    Yu Ogata
    What else could be the cause of his death? The good part of the sad story is that he contributed to the society by offering some of his fortune to the children's research hospital.
  • b real 2013/01/10 12:10:00
    b real
    Wife did it!
  • asman 2013/01/10 10:59:03
  • polkastria 2013/01/10 10:22:26
    Possibly but I'd wait to get all the information first.
  • JackoClubs 2013/01/10 10:14:00
    All signs point to...YES. We needed a poll for this?
  • Dark Dragon Goddess 2013/01/10 07:25:36
    Dark Dragon Goddess
    That is just freaking sad. They really shouldn't publicize people that win large amounts of money because that just makes them a target for some jealous greedy person to get at them. These times, people are doing the unthinkable to get by in life.
  • s2k 2013/01/10 06:06:25
  • Ava Alexander 2013/01/10 05:57:11
    Ava Alexander
    Wish there was a "Not Sure" choice, although I'm thinking it might of been. However, I read a comment on yahoo that said something to the effect of after the government took their @35%, and then the Inheritance Tax was raised, so there's another giant bite out of what is left, so what's the point of killing someone for what little is left. And whatever is left over the following year gets taxed again, so you are left with nothing or at least practically nothing. Not worth the risk of getting caught and going to jail--for what 150,000? Not worth it to me to go to jail for. Poor guy! Really feel sorry for him if he was murdered. At least he was happy for one day.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/01/10 05:11:11
    YA' THINK?
  • Haruko.Haruhara 2013/01/10 04:18:32 (edited)
    Poor guy I swear it's Abraham Shakespeare all over again.

    Wait a sec..he came home and ate dinner, his wife could have poisoned him.
  • Swampdog PWCM 2013/01/10 01:24:34
    Swampdog PWCM
    One million dollars ain't $#!t, the dirt bags that killed him need to die the same way.
  • Nathan Swampdo... 2013/01/10 20:46:13 (edited)
    Actually, a million dollars is quite a lot. But yes, the dirt bag(s) that killed him definitely need(s) to die the same way, or worse.
  • Swampdo... Nathan 2013/01/10 22:55:20
    Swampdog PWCM
    $1 million invested at 3% per yr. will yield $30,000.00 dollars in interest, I live on less than that. Believe me the older you get the smaller a million bucks appears. In your math class study the compounding of interest. For insight only.
  • Nathan 2013/01/10 00:20:53 (edited)
    That's sad. See what envy/jealousy leads to?
  • Matamoros 2013/01/10 00:16:30
  • Ava Ale... Matamoros 2013/01/10 05:58:15
    Ava Alexander
    HAHAHAHA!!! Good one!! I wonder, too!!
  • OA 2013/01/09 23:39:56
    Now we must ban the lotteries since they are killing people.
  • joe mauro 2013/01/09 23:33:32
    joe mauro
    duh,another trick question?
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/01/09 23:06:10
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    That would be my first pick.
  • yabbadabbadoo 2013/01/09 22:19:39
    my first guess would be the wife
  • Haruko.... yabbada... 2013/01/10 04:20:16
    Mine too.

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