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Teen accused of stabbing uncle multiple times, killing him in Fayetteville

Mr. Mustafa Mahdi, 17, was charged with murder in the death of his uncle who was stabbed multiple times at the teen's Fayettevile home, police said.
Mr. Mustafa Mahdi, 17, was charged with murder in the death of his uncle who was stabbed multiple times at the teen's Fayettevile home, police said.
Fayetteville Police

A Fayetteville teenager allegedly stabbed his uncle to death Monday night in Fayetteville after the man reportedly showed up at the 17-year-old’s home to offer his help.

Mr. Mustafa Mahdi has been charged with aggravated assault and murder in the death of his uncle, Mr. David John Quincy III, according to Fayetteville police.

Around 8:15 p.m. officers responded to 395 Sylvan Loop after getting a call about a domestic dispute, police spokesman Lt. Mike Whitlow said.

When officers arrived, they found Mr. Quincy bleeding from several stab wounds, Lt. Whitlow said.

Mr. Quincy was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where he died a short time later, he said.

Evidence discovered at the scene as well as a witness testimony led investigators to arrest Mr. Mahdi, Lt. Whitlow said.

“Quincy had come to the residence to help Mahdi and had offered to allow Mahdi to live with him,” Lt. Whitlow said. “Mahdi and Quincy became engaged in a heated argument and Mahdi began stabbing him.”

Police have not released any details on why the two were arguing.

Mr. Mahdi remained at the Fayette County Jail late Tuesday, officials said.

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