As the investigation continues into February's double homicide in Halifax County, a second individual now faces charges related to the case.
On Thursday, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office took a 17-year-old Danville male into custody. The juvenile has been charged in Halifax County with one count of obstruction of justice and one count of accessory after the fact.
The juvenile petitions are in relation to the Feb. 8 killings of two individuals on U.S. 58 in Halifax County near Melon Road.
At 2:51 a.m., a silver 2009 Nissan Maxima was located in the median with Ntombo Joel Bianda, 21, of Alexandria, Va., and Ayanna Munne Maertens Griffin, 19, of Germantown, Maryland, found deceased and lying in the grass nearby. Both had suffered gunshot wounds.
On Feb. 13,state police arrested Mohamed A. Aly, 18, of Alexandria, on two counts of first degree murder and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of felony. Aly is still being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax.
State police continues to work with the Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney, FBI Richmond Field Office, ATF, Danville Police Department, and several local law enforcement agencies on the homicide investigation.
As the investigation remains ongoing at this time, the Virginia State Police is still encouraging anyone with information about this incident or individuals involved to contact us at 434-352-7128 or #77 on a cellphone or to email email@example.com. Anonymous calls are welcome.