High School Student Charged for Double Homicide of Northwest Graduates

Mohamed Aly, 18. Photo from Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

A high school student from Alexandria, Va. was arrested and charged Thursday with the homicides of two Northwest High School graduates, according to a statement from Virginia State Police (VSP).

Mohamed Aly, 18, is a student at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, as was confirmed by Principal Peter Balas in a message on the school’s website. Aly was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. 

The two victims, Ayanna Munne Maertens Griffin, 19, and Ntombo Joel Bianda, 21, suffered gunshot wounds, said VSP. Aly is being held in a Halifax County, Va. jail. 

On Feb. 8 at 2:51 a.m., VSP responded to a single-vehicle crash in Halifax County near the North Carolina border, according to a statement from police. The bodies of Maertens Griffin and Bianda were found near Bianda’s car, which had run off the road and into a median. Police said they were investigating the deaths as homicides and not as the result of a car accident, but did not state the victims’ causes of death until yesterday.  

Maertens Griffin and Bianda lived in Alexandria and were dating for about one year, according to Fox 5 DC. They met as students at Northwest High School in Germantown. 

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Maryam Shahzad

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Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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