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Inside the Story of Adam Simjee: Good deed repaired with evil.

Good repaired with evil

By Rare StoriesPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

This is a story where a good deed was repaired in the most sadistic way. This is the story of the tragic death of Adam Simjee, a 22-year-old student at the University of Central Florida in Cheaha State Park in Clay County, Alabama on August 14, 2022.

The Beginning.

On that fateful day, Adam Simjee and his 20-year-old girlfriend, Mikayla Paulus, who was also a student at the University of Central Florida were a couple on a romantic trip in their van and had come to the park purposely to see the waterfalls in the state park.

Adam and Paulus

At around 11:30 am, they were in their van when they were flagged down by two women, Yasmine Hider and her friend, Krystal Diane Pinkins, by the side of the road in Talladega National Forest. They claimed they were having trouble with their car. Adam and his girlfriend pull over to lend them a hand in fixing their car. Unknown to the pair, the women had faked the whole situation, and even though the car had broken down, they intended to rob them.

Adam and Paulus did everything they could to jump-start the car but there was no success. After trying for so long, Paulus decided to call her father who is a mechanic, but as she brought out her phone to make the call, she heard a voice yell from behind her, "Empty your pockets and walk into the woods" This voice came from Yasmine. She was no longer playing games, it was time to carry out the deal she had been waiting for.

Adam told her everything they had was in the van and she could have it. But before Yasmine could go to the van, he pulled out his concealed gun and ordered her to get on the ground. She was taken aback and exclaimed, "Are you serious?" and then cocked her gun and fired. A shootout ensued and as he returned fire, a bullet struck him in the abdomen.

Yasmine Hider

While Adam was on the ground, Yasmine who was already wounded with three bullets to her abdomen and one to her leg asked him, "Why did you shoot, it wasn't supposed to be like this." Sadly, Adam was badly injured and even when the paramedics came following Paulus' call, he could not be revived. Adam Simjee lost his life while playing a Good Samaritan. His kindness was repaired with wickedness.

Yasmine's accomplice and friend, Pinkins, took to her heels once the shots were fired. After the emergency responders came, they found her in a camping ground, some distance away from the crime scene. When the officers ordered her to get on her knees, her 5-year-old son came out of the woods holding a loaded shotgun.

Krystal Pinkins

At the crime scene, the paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive Adam. Yasmine who had sustained four gunshot wounds was airlifted to a Birmingham hospital where her injuries were surgically treated.

In the trial that followed, Yasmine pled guilty to second-degree murder, robbery, and kidnapping and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. As part of her plea bargain, she also testified against Pinkins.

A true crime book.

Towards the end of 2023, an idea came to put together some interesting true crime stories into a book. We did extensive research and by November 1, we had our first book published.

On Rare Stories, we try to share only stories that we believe are engaging, and rare. So this is how the stories in the books we publish are chosen. Rare and unique stories only.

This book is in a series and we have recently published the second volume.

This is the link to the book.

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On January 4, 2024, Pinkins was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder, robbery, and unlawful use of a firearm during a crime(the gun Simjee used to shoot Adam belonged to Pinkins).


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