A grand jury indicted 19-year-old Greg Whittaker Wednesday on second-degree murder charges in connection with the 2012 stabbing death of Olijawon Griffin in the Woodley Park Metro station.
Whittaker is the seventh teen to face adult murder charges in the case. He’s scheduled for an arraignment Friday before Judge Ronna Beck.
A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office is below:
Greg Whittaker, 19, of Hyattsville, Md., was indicted today on charges stemming from the Nov. 17, 2012 murder of 18-year-old Olijawon Griffin at the Woodley Park Metro station. He is now the seventh teenager to be indicted and charged as an adult with murder in the attack.
A grand jury in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia returned a superseding indictment today that charges Mr. Whittaker with the felony murder of Mr. Griffin; acting as an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder while armed, and a related weapons charge. In addition, he was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery. Finally, he was indicted on several charges stemming from the attack of one of Mr. Griffin’s friends. Those charges include armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with significant injury of a person, and a firearms offense.
Mr. Whittaker is to be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. Friday before the Honorable Ronna L. Beck.
The six other teenagers, ages 16 and 17, were indicted Feb. 27, 2013. Chavez Myers was indicted on charges of first-degree premeditated murder while armed and felony murder, and five others were indicted on a charge of felony murder. They also were indicted on numerous other charges stemming from the attack.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.