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Michael Adams, suspected murderer of Elijah Al-Amin, found dead in cell

“This does not bring my son back,” said Serina Rides, Al-Amin’s mother

Michael adams, the man accused of the murder of a teenager Elijah Al-Amin inside a Circle K convenience store in Peoria, Ariz. in July 2019 was found dead in his jail cell, according to Newsweek.

Adams was awaiting trial at Fourth Avenue Prison in Phoenix after being charged with the murder of Al-Amin before being found unanswered on April 17. The precise cause of Adams’ death is not yet known, and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation.

Michael Adams, suspected murderer of Elijah Al-Amin, found dead in cellMichael Adams (photo by The New York Times via Arizona Department of Corrections)

According to reports, Adams said he feared for his safety because of the music Al-Amin was listening to, and he stabbed the teenager in the neck before taking off on foot, just two days after being released from prison. in Yuma, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections.

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“Adams said rap music puts him in danger because in the past he has been attacked by people (Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans) who listen to rap music,” according to court documents. “Adams added that people who listen to rap music are a threat to him and the community.”

“Adams felt he had to be ‘proactive rather than reactive’ and protect himself and the community from the victim,” the documents add.

Michael Adams, suspected murderer of Elijah Al-Amin, found dead in cellElijah Al-Amin (Photo via The New York Times)

Al-Amin’s parents shared an emotional response to the news of Adams’ death. The family are still struggling to make peace with the death of their young son and continue to seek justice.

“I don’t see it as justice because at the end of the day he was still human,” said Raheem Al-Amin, Elijah’s father. “He made a mistake and I look at it like that because it’s a life that’s gone. He has a daughter. I know what she’s going through.

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“I miss my son on a daily basis,” Raheem Al-Amin said. “I think about him every day.

“It brought back all the pain right away, like a bandage that just ripped off,” said Serina walks, Al-Amin’s mother. “This does not bring my son back.”

According to Newsweek, Rides is happy to know that she will no longer have to meet Adams on the days he was scheduled to appear for his murder trial in May. “I can move on and look for different ways to help keep my son’s memory alive and do something he wanted me to do,” Rides said.

Peoria Police Chief Miller Art said in a statement after Adams’ arrest: “On behalf of the men and women of the Peoria Police Department, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.”

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