Jibril Abdul-Muwwakil Indicted in Stabbing Death of Teen

Jibril Abdul-Muwwakil, 24, pleaded innocent Thursday to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Jonathon Adams on February 27.

At a preliminary hearing in March, prosecutors argued that at the time of the murder, Abdul-Muwwakil was suppose to be seeking mental health treatment while on release for a simple assault charge.

Police found Adams stabbed 11 times in the 4300 block of Halley Terrace Southeast. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Witnesses told police that Abdul-Muwwakil is schizophrenic and bipolar but alleged that Adams may have been the aggressor, documents say. One witness said Adams told it he didn’t care if Abdul-Muwwakil was mentally ill, he was going to “get him” again.

According to documents, Muwwakil’s uncle, who lives with Muwwakil, told police that there was a knock at the door that day and Muwwakil went into the hallway. He returned minutes later with blood on his hands and a cell phone that wasn’t his, according to the uncle.

Arrest documents describe a trail of blood from where Adams collapsed to inside the building’s second floor, outside the apartment that Abdul-Muwwakil shared with his uncle. The uncle told police he asked his nephew about the blood, but Muwwakil didn’t say anything. He instead went into the bathroom to clean up and left the apartment for the rest of the day, documents say.

Abdul-Muwwakil is scheduled for a status hearing on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Jennifer Anderson.

A copy of the indictment is below:

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