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Posted at 3:25 PM ET, 12/21/2010

DC9 death ruled a homicide

By Washington Post editors

This post has been updated.


The family of Ali Mohmammed, who died two months ago outside the popular DC9 nightclub, says his death has been ruled a homicide.

The family is expected to make a statement later today.

Mohammed, 27, of Silver Spring, died Oct. 15 after allegedly throwing at least one brick through the front window of the club, in the 1900 block of Ninth Street NW. Police said Mohammed was then chased by the five men and died after a physical encounter with them on the street.

The five men initially were charged with second-degree murder. The charges were later dismissed, however, because the medical examiner's office could not immediately determine the cause and manner of Mohammed's death.

By Washington Post editors  | December 21, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Comments

I hope those "fake goons" are as tough as they think they are because where they're going, they'll need to be.

Posted by: carterm1 | December 21, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Can they be charged again for the same crime?

I think that some type of Double Jeopardy, sorry but I didn't pass the law exam.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | December 21, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I hope those "fake goons" are as tough as they think they are because where they're going, they'll need to be.

Posted by: carterm1 | December 21, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I hope those "fake goons" are as tough as they think they are because where they're going, they'll need to be.

Posted by: carterm1 | December 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope those "fake goons" are as tough as they think they are because where they're going, they'll need to be.

Posted by: carterm1 | December 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope those "fake goons" are as tough as they think they are because where they're going, they'll need to be.

Posted by: carterm1 | December 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope those "fake goons" are as tough as they think they are because where they're going, they'll need to be.

Posted by: carterm1 | December 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope those "fake goons" are as tough as they think they are because where they're going, they'll need to be.

Posted by: carterm1 | December 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope those "fake goons" are as tough as they think they are because where they're going, they'll need to be.

Posted by: carterm1 | December 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope those "fake goons" are as tough as they think they are because where they're going, they'll need to be.

Posted by: carterm1 | December 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Double jeopardy refers to being "tried" for the same crime I believe. It was already stated that the charges would be refiled pending the examiners ruling.

Posted by: cnewso01 | December 21, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

They are not protected by the law precluding Double Jeapordy, as they have not been prosecuted and faced trial. That law protects people from being tried twice for the same crime. Charge away, Mr. Prosecutor. Those thugs should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Here's hoping for a rational jury.

Posted by: GIJane1 | December 21, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

This horrific attack was correctly called a homicide by Lanier upon sight. I'm glad her call has been vindicated by the medical examiner. The attackers should receive first degree murder charges and hate crime attached. They joined together as a mob and killed this man for breaking a window!!!

Posted by: skinfreak | December 21, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, there will be "NO PLEA DEALS" excepted !!!

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | December 21, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Can they be charged again for the same crime?

I think that some type of Double Jeopardy, sorry but I didn't pass the law exam.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | December 21, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"The attackers should receive first degree murder charges and hate crime attached."

Murder yes, hate crimes, why?

Are people who throw bricks through windows now a "protected" class?

Posted by: BEEPEE | December 21, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"The attackers should receive first degree murder charges and hate crime attached."

Murder yes, hate crimes, why?

Are people who throw bricks through windows now a "protected" class?

Posted by: BEEPEE | December 21, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

This is not being charged as a hate crime.

Posted by: ddowhan | December 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

These goons have not faced a trial yet, so double jeopardy has no place in this. They will, however, receive an upgraded plea from aggravated assault to (hopefully) second degree murder. We'll see.

Posted by: skinfreak | December 21, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Double jeopardy is being tried for the same charges by the same jurisdiction, except in cases of a mistrial. Other exceptions do apply, like the judge died during the trial for example. Being tried by the state and federal government for the same crime is not double jeopardy. You can be found not guilty in state court and convicted in federal court.

Posted by: nsu1203 | December 21, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Bar bouncers are guys that wish they could be cops but can't because they are too stupid.

But like cops, they are on a power trip and power trips usually end badly, just like this one.

They better be careful in jail, or else they'll be butter cheeks.

Posted by: NyallsStJohnSmytheIV | December 21, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

After being denied entry into a bar (place that serves alcohol that they despise), the peace loving muslim hurls a brick through the window?? Good Riddance

Posted by: cr10 | December 21, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

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