Witnesses Describe Suspect in Death of Teen as Schizophrenic and Bipolar

A D.C. teen killed last week had his cell phone stolen and was stabbed 11 times in the head, neck and back outside of an apartment building in Southeast D.C.

That’s according to court documents charging Jibril Abdul-Muwwakil with second-degree murder. Abdul-Muwwakil was presented with the charge Saturday and remains held pending a preliminary hearing in the case, scheduled for March 26.

He’s suspected in the February 27 stabbing death of Jonathon Adams in the 4300 block of Halley Terrace Southeast.

Charging documents say that a family member told police that Muwwakil suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Another witness described him as being mentally challenged, documents say.

Court records do not indicate that any medical alert has been filed for him with the court.

Charging documents in the case state that a witness told police that on February 27, Adams was walking with a mask over his face towards the apartment building where Muwwakil lived.

That witness asked Adams why he kept messing with Muwwakil. According to the witness, Adams said that he didn’t care if Muwwakil was “retarded” he was going to “get him” again.

Later, the witness returned to the apartment building and saw Adams bleeding on the sidewalk.

A family member who lives with Muwwakil told police that Muwwakil answered a knock at the apartment door that day and went out into the hallway. Muwwakil returned shortly after with blood on his hands and a cell phone that wasn’t his, according to the witness.

Muwwakil didn’t tell the witness what had happened, and instead went into the bathroom and then left the apartment.

Charging documents have been added to the post below.

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