Teen pleads guilty in killing of his girlfriend

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A former boyfriend has pleaded guilty to the murder of 16-year-old Jholie Moussa in January 2018, according to media reports. Nebiyu Ebrahim was arrested last August and faces sentencing in September following his court appearance today.

Moussa was reported missing January 13, 2018, from her home in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. Her body was found 12 days later in Woodlawn Park. She’d been beaten and smothered.

Ebrahim, 18, lived on Diablo Court, within walking distance of the park. Ebrahim had been arrested January 18, 2018, on for a separate felony assault on Jholie and had detectives had considered him a “person of interest” in the girl’s murder.

“Every piece of technology and resource available to our department was deployed to solve this case,” Fairfax County Chief of Police Edwin Roessler said after Ebrahim’s arrest. “Detectives, crime scene technicians, laboratory scientists and victim-service advocates have worked arduously in the pursuit of justice.”

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