Flat Earther Burns Alive In Weird Tunnel Job
Daniel Beckwitt, a wealthy stock trader, took elaborate steps to conceal the network of tunnels beneath his house in this Washington, D.C., suburb. Even the young Black man helping him dig them didn’t know where they were.
Beckwitt of Bethesda, Maryland, was charged after #AskiaKhafra died in a fire in what prosecutors called a dangerous maze of tunnels beneath Beckwitt’s home. Prosecutors say Beckwitt hired Khafra to build the tunnels because he was afraid of a North Korea nuclear strike.
Khafra was a Flat Earther who met Beckwitt online and agreed to help him dig the tunnels in exchange for Beckwitt’s investments in an internet company Khafra was launching.
Trapped in a burning labyrinth of homegrown tunnels, police say 21-year-old Askia Khafra could have been saved.
Now, Montgomery County detectives have charged #DanielBeckwitt, 27, with the “depraved” murder of Khafra last September. Police say Khafra was laboring on a 200-foot-long network of tunnels 20 feet below Danbury Road in Bethesda when something caught fire. Khafra’s body was found naked and charred in the basement.