Sunday Hassan Memorial Moved to A Taste of Africa Restaurant

By Richard Brenneman
Friday October 19, 2007

The memorial potluck gathering to commemorate the life of Amir Hassan has been moved to A Taste of Africa, the restaurant at 3015 Shattuck Ave. where the 9-year-old boy was a frequent visitor.  

The potluck will be noon to dusk on Sunday. 

His 31-year-old mother, Misti Mina Hassan, was arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court Thursday on one count of murder. 

Police discovered the boy’s body Oct. 10 following a call from a family friend in San Jose who said the boy’s mother had just called to say her son was dead and she was injured. 

Police said they arrived to find the youth dead and his mother bleeding from minor and apparently self-inflicted wounds to her wrists, arms and neck. 

After being held on a hospital suicide watch, she was transferred to the jail at Santa Rita where she was formally charged Monday.