LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP)– Six teenagers from Maryland have been indicted on murder, armed robbery and other charges related to the stabbing death of 18-year-old Olijawon Griffin at a Metro station in November.
The defendants were charged as adults, and have been in custody since their arrests last year. They are identified as 17-year-old Chavez Myers of District Heights, 16-year-old Muquan Cawthorne of Mount Rainier, 16-year-old Isaiah Gant of Hyattsville, 17-year-old Gary Maye of Hyattsville, 17-year-old Deon Jefferson of Landover and 17-year-old Immanuel Swann of Brentwood.
Police said Griffin and a friend confronted a group of youths in the Woodley Park Metro station after being robbed earlier that night in Adams Morgan.
The group listed in the indictment, who allegedly conspired to commit robberies in the District Nov. 16 and Nov. 17, had taken his jacket and cell phone, the document says.
Myers was indicted on a charge of first-degree premeditated murder while armed and the others were indicted on felony murder. All six were indicted on charges of armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault causing significant bodily injury and weapons offenses for their roles in attacks on Griffin and his friend. They could face decades in prison if convicted.
Griffin was a 2012 graduate of Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, where he played football.
The case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department and the Metro Transit Police Department.
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