More charges in Woodley Park stabbing

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Local,Virginia,Steve Contorno

D.C. Police have added to the charges against nine juveniles arrested in the slaying of an 18-year-old Maryland man Saturday morning at the Woodley Park Metro Station.

A 17-year-old boy was initially charged with Murder Two While Armed in the stabbing death of Olijawon Griffin, 18, of Olney, Md. Police are now also charging him and the eight other juveniles arrested in conjunction with the murder with Aggravated Assault and Robbery Force and Violence.

The 17-year-old may be tried as an adult.

The group of juveniles robbed Griffin earlier in the evening. Around 1:15 a.m., Griffin and a friend confronted them again inside the Woodley Park Metro Station and an altercation ensued where Griffin was again robbed and stabbed.

Griffin was taken to the hospital where he died from a stab wound. His friend is in stable condition.

scontorno@washingtonexaminer.com

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