Several raids done by the FBI throughout East Montgomery County last Thursday morning have resulted in several arrests. Nasim Ali Irsan was arrested in connection with the murder of Gelareh Bagherzadeh, an Iranian Activist and nine year resident of Houston who was killed near the Galleria area in 2012.
Bagherzadeh was a molecular genetics student and had spoken out publicly against the Iranian government and Christianity. She had been dating Cory Beaver on November 18, 2012, when his twin brother Coty Beaver was shot and killed in his home. Coty Beaver was married to Ali’s daughter, who was 23 years-old at the time.
Two days later, law enforcement officials were called to Irsan’s home on Irwin Keel after a his daughter attempted to get a protective order on Irsan. Irsan responded by trying to convince authorities that his daughter was attempting to kill him.
In 2011, Irsan was arrested after he was accused of putting sugar the gas tank of Ali Rawabdeh. Rawabdeh, who was his neighbor at the time, later requested the felony criminal mischief charges be dropped.
Last thursday, a Harris County Grand Jury indicted Irsan for murder. He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and while being questioned suffered an episode which required him to be transported to Conroe Regional Hospital Emergency Room.
In addition, Irsan’s wife and one of his daughters were also arrested and are accused of social security fraud.
We will update as details become available on this developing story.