Ahmed Al-Malahi is a sixteen year old teen killer from Fort Wayne Indiana who has confessed to murdering his father. According to police reports Ahmed Al-Malahi went to his father’s store in Fort Wayne and proceeded to stab him over forty times causing his death. When police questioned the teen he attempted to say he was at school however his story soon fell apart and Ahmed Al-Malahi would make a full confession. Ahmed Al-Malahi has been charged with murder
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A 16-year-old boy stabbed his father to death at his family’s store, cleaned up his tracks and went to school, Indiana investigators say.
Fort Wayne police found 52-year-old Tawfika Al-Malahi dead — his torso, neck and head covered in wounds — at his convenience store, on the morning of Feb. 7, according to Allen County court documents. Someone stabbed him 45 times, cut his throat and bludgeoned his head, with some of the damage having been done after he was dead.
The camera surveillance system was unplugged from its recording device and the cash register opened, as if the store had been robbed, documents said. These were attempts to stage the scene, detectives would later learn.
When investigators spoke with Al-Malahi’s son, he told them he had been at school since 8 a.m., documents said. But a look at Northrop High School’s attendance records showed the teen didn’t arrive until 11:40 a.m.
While no video was captured inside the store itself, investigators rounded up footage from a city bus and an elementary school that allowed them to track the teen’s movements, according to investigators.
Video taken outside the elementary school showed the teen riding a bike up to a dumpster around 11 a.m. and tossing in a garbage bag, documents said. Inside the bag, detectives found the missing DVR for the store’s camera system, two knives, clothes, plastic gloves, an empty bottle of bleach, and “a metal device” with bits of skin and hair sticking to it.
Sitting in an interview room with police, Al-Malahi’s son said he killed him, according to court documents.
The night prior to the killing, he left a door to the store unlocked, allowing him to slip in unnoticed in the morning before his father, documents said.
He hid behind a table and waited, he told detectives. When Al-Malahi arrived, he walked right past his son having no idea he was there until an arm reached out from behind and pulled him backward, while another plunged a knife into his back again and again, according to court documents.
It was his mother’s knife, the teen told investigators.
Next he battered his dad’s head with a piece of metal, documents read. The man fell to the floor, facing up, and his son drove the knife into his chest several times more before cutting his throat.
Then he went about cleaning the scene and getting rid of what evidence he could, documents read. He also took the money out of the cash register to make it look like a robbery.
Police charged the teen with murder and he was taken to the Allen County Juvenile Center. No motive was provided for the killing in court documents.
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Police have charged a 16-year-old boy as an adult with murder in the stabbing death of his father at a southeast Fort Wayne convenience store last week.
According to court documents, Ahmed Al-Malahi was taken to Allen County Juvenile Center after confessing to detectives what happened the morning of Feb. 7.
Fort Wayne Police found a man dead at the One Stop Store on Creighton Avenue just before 5 p.m. on Feb. 7. That man was later identified as 52-year-old Tawfika Al-Malahi.
When police initially spoke to Ahmed Al-Malahi the night of his father’s death, he said he went to school at 8 a.m. that morning and was not at the store. According to court documents, police believe he was “openly deceitful” about where he was at the time of the murder.
But on Feb. 8, detectives brought him in for an interview and his story changed.
Ahmed Al-Malahi eventually told detectives he had closed his father’s store the night of Feb. 6 and left the door unlocked “so that he could get inside to do this to his father the next day,” according to court documents.
Ahmed Al-Malahi said he walked back to the store Feb. 7 and hid behind a small table to wait for his father. Ahmed Al-Malahi said when his father came in around 9 a.m., he stood up and grabbed him, stabbing him in the back with a knife multiple times. He said he got the knife at home and it belonged to his mother.
Ahmed Al-Malahi went on to say he used a piece of metal to hit his father in the back of the head. When his father fell to the ground, Ahmed Al-Malahi stabbed him again multiple times before cutting his throat with the knife.
The coroner reported Tawfika Al-Malahi had about 45 stab wounds, as well as a deep laceration on his neck and a large skull fracture that both appeared to be inflicted after he was already dead.