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Four more teens charged as adults in Woodley Park stabbing

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Local,DC,Transportation,Crime,Ben Giles

Four more juveniles have been charged as adults in the fatal stabbing and robbery of an 18-year-old Maryland teen inside a Metro station Nov. 17.

The four teens, all 17, were arrested in connection with the murder of Olney resident Olijawon Griffin, who was stabbed in the chest inside the Woodley Park Metro station after confronting a group of 10 to 12 teenagers who earlier in the night robbed him of his jacket and iPhone, according to authorities.

Three allegedly robbed Griffin in an alley near an Adams Morgan gas station earlier that night, according to Bill Miller, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The fourth teen allegedly robbed Griffin's cousin during a fight inside the Woodley Park Metro station, when Griffin was stabbed.

Nine were arrested in the investigation. A fifth teen, 17-year-old Chavez Myers, was charged as an adult with second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon on Nov. 19. Authorities say he snuck up behind Griffin during the fight and stabbed him in the chest.

Four other teens were arraigned in juvenile court Monday afternoon, and face charges ranging from felony assault to robbery. One of the teens, a 15 year old, was also charged with carrying a firearm.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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