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Teen likely to be tried as adult in Woodley Park stabbing, AG's office says

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Photo -  The Woodley Park-Adams Morgan Metro station (Examiner file photo)
The Woodley Park-Adams Morgan Metro station (Examiner file photo)
Local,Crime,Ben Giles

A 17-year-old Maryland teen accused of murdering another teen at the Woodley Park Metro station early Saturday morning is likely to be charged as an adult, according to the D.C. Attorney General's office.

In all, nine teens were arrested in the stabbing death of 18-year-old Olney resident Olijawon Griffin, who authorities said was robbed in Adams Morgan before he encountered those same robbers inside the Woodley Park Metro station. The group of teens attacked Griffin, fatally stabbing him in the chest and beating another victim who was with Griffin, according to Lt. Robert Alder, D.C. police homicide commander.

One 17-year-old teen charged with second-degree murder, assault and robbery will likely be charged as an adult, according to Ted Gest, spokesman for the D.C. attorney general's office. A final decision on the charges is still pending as the attorney general's office consults with the U.S. Attorney's Office, he said.

An arraignment is expected to be held Monday afternoon.

The other eight teens, ranging in age from 15 to 17, all face charges of aggravated assault and robbery and are due in court Monday afternoon.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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