Teen accused of strangling and beating ex-girlfriend to death pleads not guilty


The Alexandria teen who allegedly beat and strangled his ex-girlfriend, Jholie Moussa, to death and buried her in a park in January 2018 was expected to plead guilty in Fairfax County court on Thursday.

Instead, the suspect Nebiyu Ebrahim pled not guilty, delaying the case. His attorney, Amy Jordan, says her client’s decision comes after Commonwealth Attorney Ray Morrogh’s office refused to make a plea offer. 

“Rather than plead guilty to first degree murder and face a possible sentence of 20 years to life,” said Jordan. “Mr. Ebrahim has elected to exercise his constitutional right to a trial by jury, which is the right of every person in the United States.”

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