The hashtag JusticeForElijah began trending across social media platforms this week as the world learned of the murder of Elijah Al-Amin, a Black teenager who was stabbed to death by a white man in Arizona. Adams had just been released from the Arizona State Prison Complex two days prior to the attack. According to Maricopa County Superior Court records, his criminal history includes disorderly conduct, assault with a weapon, and aggravated assault of a correctional employee.
Police say the teen, Elijah Al-Amin, was inside a Circle K store Thursday when Michael Adams, who had just been released from prison, came up and stabbed him in the neck. Friends say Elijah Al-Amin had big plans to own his own business one day. Adams, who had just been released from prison, stabbed the teen in the neck with a pocket knife and slit his throat.
Demands for justice began after a white man was arrested for fatally stabbing year-Elijah Al-Amin in Arizona over rap music. According to azcentralthe suspect, year-old Michael Paul Adams, not only admitted to killing the teen around a. Adams told police he heard Elijah playing rap music in his car at a Circle K store in Peoria.
In a convenience store just before 2 a. The teen, whom local media identified as year-old Elijah Al-Amin, collapsed outside the store while trying to flee his attacker and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Adams was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Just two days before the stabbing, Adams had been released from prison, according to Andrew Wilder, a spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Corrections.
According to investigators the teen was buying a soda after getting off from a late shift, and had his back turned when Adams came up behind him and stabbed him in the neck. According to court filings, Adams told investigators he heard Amin listening to rap in his car before entering a Circle K grocer in Peoria, Arizona, last Thursday, in the early hours of Fourth of July. The case reminded some experts and activists of the killing of Jordan Davis, a black Florida teen shot in by a white man after a dispute over the volume of music coming from his vehicle.
Arizona law enforcement officials arrested a man who allegedly killed an innocent teenager in a brutal stabbing early Thursday morning. On Thursday, police in Peoria, Ariz. Superior court records say Adams told investigators that he felt threatened by the hip-hop music the teen was playing—not the teenager himself—explaining that people who play rap music are a threat to him and his community.
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Al-Amin, 17, lost his life after a White man killed him over rap music. Around a. After being arrested, Adams told police that he was not provoked or threatened by Al-Amin. He also claimed that he suffered from mental health issues.
A white Arizona man newly released from prison has been charged with first-degree murder in the grisly slaying of a black teenager whose rap music he claimed was menacing. The suspect, year-old Michael Adams, told authorities that unprovoked, he stabbed year-old Elijah Al-Amin in the back with a pocket knife and slit his throat, The Washington Post reported. Stumbling outside, Al-Amin fell to the ground where witnesses engaged in futile efforts to save him, a probable cause statement obtained by the Post said.
According to court records, witnesses said that a man walked up behind Elijah al-Amin and stabbed him in the neck without saying a word. Witnesses told police that Mr al-Amin had done nothing to provoke the attack outside a shop in Peoria, near Phoenix, Arizona at around 1. Police said that someone was trying to help Mr al-Amin by applying pressure to his neck when they arrived at 1. Police stopped Adams as he walked away from the shop.