Man mistakes Christian neighbor for Muslim; kills him after terrorizing his family for years, police say

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TULSA, Okla. - We all know what it's like to have that neighbor you just can't stand — or worse — the one who can't stand you.

Tulsa authorities said Stanley Majors, 61, shot and killed his neighbor Khalid Jabara, 37, after harassing his family for years.

The Jabaras are a Christian family of Lebanese descent but the family said he often called them “dirty Arabs” and “filthy Lebanese.”

The family got a protective order against him in 2013, which Majors violated after ran over Jabara’s mother in a hit-and-run. He was later charged with felony assault, cited as a risk to the public and put behind bars until his 2017 court date.

However, a judge granted Majors bail and the situation went from bad to worse for the Jabara’s family.

Jabara received a tip Majors had a gun, so he called the cops. When police arrived, they said they couldn’t search the Majors’ house and left.

Police reports said minutes later Majors went to Jaraba’s home and fatally shot him. He was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

Several neighbor said they have had unpleasant visits from the majors as well.

"He walked onto our property and started screaming to my family ‘all you Mexicans, leave out of here’ (and) stuff like that," a neighbor said.

Investigators are considering calling Majors’ actions a hate crime.

"The frustration that we continue to see anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, xenophobic rhetoric and hate speech has unfortunately led up to a tragedy like this," the family told CNN.