Charges dismissed against former student at UCCS as alleged stabbing victim flees US

Posted at 10:15 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 12:15:08-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A former student at University of Colorado's Colorado Springs campus who is accused of attacking his girlfriend with a shish-kebab skewer, killing their unborn child, has had all charges against him dropped after the alleged victim fled the country.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Thursday that an El Paso County judge dismissed the case against Ahmed Sameer Almesbahi on Aug. 28.

The alleged victim is a Kazakhstan native who was attending graduate school in Colorado.

The dismissal is restricted from public access, leaving the circumstances of the woman's departure from the country a mystery. Colorado Springs police say Almesbahi is the son of a wealthy Saudi family.

His attorney, Lisa Wayne, did not return a phone call seeking comment. District Attorney's Office spokesman Lee Richards had no further details.