Homicide

Years of race insults preceded slaying of Lebanese neighbor

  • This Aug. 12, 2016 booking photo released by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office shows Stanley Majors, who has been jailed in connection with the death of his neighbor Khalid Jabara. (Tulsa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This Aug. 12, 2016 booking photo released by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office shows Stanley Majors, who has been jailed in connection with the death of his neighbor Khalid Jabara. (Tulsa County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stephen Schmauss leans on his walker and his cane as he talks at the front door of his home in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Schmauss' husband, Stanley Majors, is accused in the murder of neighbor Khalid Jabara. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Stephen Schmauss leans on his walker and his cane as he talks at the front door of his home in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Schmauss' husband, Stanley Majors, is accused in the murder of neighbor Khalid Jabara. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Family members of Khalid Jabara leave his home in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, for his burial services. Khalid Jabara was allegedly shot and killed outside the home by one of his neighbors on Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Family members of Khalid Jabara leave his home in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, for his burial services. Khalid Jabara was allegedly shot and killed outside the home by one of his neighbors on Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

When an Oklahoma man befriended his Lebanese neighbors, his husband lashed out at the family, hurling epithets and at one point allegedly running over the mother with a car.

The conflict in Tulsa went on for years until a week ago. That's when, authorities say, Stanley Majors shot and killed Khalid Jabara, whom his husband had come to think of as a kind of apprentice.

The case received a brief mention in the presidential campaign from Hillary Clinton, who shared a Facebook post Thursday from the Jabara family and urged the country to unite "to ensure that no other family loses a beloved son or daughter because of prejudice and bigotry."

Stephen Schmauss says he trained the 37-year-old Jabara to use power tools and to take apart computer circuitry.