Driver accused of killing Fallon Smart receives threats

Fallon Smart, 15, died after being struck by a car on Hawthorne Boulevard

Abdulrahman Noorah faces manslaughter for allegedly killing a teen as she crossed SE Hawthorne, August 19, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/KOIN)
Abdulrahman Noorah faces manslaughter for allegedly killing a teen as she crossed SE Hawthorne, August 19, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The man accused of hit and killing a 15-year-old girl has posted bail and has been released from custody, according to court and jail records.

Abdulrahman Noorah, 20, posted $100,000, or 10% of his $1 million bail earlier this month.

As part of his release agreement, Noorah is not allowed to drive, use any kind of intoxicant, contact any witness, or the victim’s family. He must turnover his passport to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He will remain under house arrest and has signed an extradition waiver.

Fallon Smart, 15, died after being struck by Noorah’s car on Hawthorne Boulevard on August 19.

Earlier this month, a report generated by the sheriff’s office recommended that Noorah not be released from custody.

“The defendant’s reckless behavior…showed absolutely no regard for the safety of the community and resulted in the tragic death of a teenage girl,” deputy Kari Kolberg wrote in her report.

Noorah’s criminal defense attorney, Ginger G. Mooney, asked the court to have the report sealed “because implicit and explicit violent threats have been made publicly and privately against” her client.

Details of the threats have not been made public. Calls to Mooney have not been returned as of early Tuesday.

According to court records, a Multnomah County grand jury decided to increase the severity of Noorah’s charges from second-degree manslaughter to first-degree manslaughter, reckless driving, felony hit and run, and three counts of recklessly endangering another person.

His next court date has been scheduled for October.

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