Fort Wayne, Indiana: On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 52-year-old Tawfika Al-Malahi was found dead inside of a convenience store just before 5 pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The store's digital video recorder had been unplugged from the security cameras and was missing, and the register drawer was found open.
On Wednesday, February 8, the Fort Worth Police Department arrested Tawfika's 16-year-old son, Ahmed Al-Malahi on a preliminary charge of murder.
"Detectives believe that the defendant was openly deceitful about his location during the time of his father's murder," Detective Mark Bieker said in the probable cause affidavit. Al-Malahi had initially insisted that he was at school at the time of his father's death.
Investigators determined that he did not actually arrive at school that day until 11:30 am. While tracking his movements through various security cameras in the area, Al-Malahi was observed throwing a trash bag away in a dumpster near an elementary school at approximately 11:00 am.
On Thursday, February 9, the Allen County Coroner announced that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds and the manner of death had been determined to be homicide.
The probable cause affidavit seen by the Journal Gazette states that Tawfika had been stabbed approximately 45 times and also hit with a metal object. Tawfika had sustained a broken skull and a deep cut across his throat, both of which the coroner determined had occurred after his death.
According to information released at this time, Al-Malahi agreed to speak with police without an attorney and he allegedly confessed that he had stabbed his father.
Al-Malahi reportedly told officers that he had left a door at the convenience store unlocked the previous day in order to be able to sneak in before his father arrived for work in the morning. He is said to have told officers that he had left for school at 8:00 am and hid behind a table waiting for his father.
Investigators recovered the trash bag that Al-Malahi as observed disposing of and inside, located the missing DVR, two knives, used plastic gloves, an empty bottle of bleach, and a metal device that appeared to have human tissue attached.
Al-Malahi was scheduled to make his first appearance in court on the morning of Thursday, February 16, at 8:00 am.
At this time the motive remains a mystery.
For the truth to be exposed fully
Healing for Tawfika's widow, Al-Malahi's mother, and other family members
That Al-Makahi would obtain the help he needs and find repentance in Jesus Christ
Teaching children from before they can walk that people are ‘inherently good’ is not only dangerous, but it also contradicts Biblical truth (Jer. 17:9, Romans 8, etc).
I don’t like writing stories about parents inflicting atrocities on their own children, but if we continue as a society to refuse to acknowledge that these things happen and that they are not nearly as uncommon as we would like to think, then we’ll never move to the next step of recognizing the reality of ritual abuse, and doing something about it.