According to court records, witnesses said that a man walked up behind Elijah al-Amin and stabbed him in the neck without saying a word.
The hashtag JusticeForElijah began trending across social media platforms this week as the world learned of the murder of Elijah Al-Amin, a Black teenager who was stabbed to death by a white man in Arizona. Adams had just been released from the Arizona State Prison Complex two days prior to the attack.
Police said the teen was standing by a soda machine when Adams stabbed him in the back and slit his throat.
Police say the teen, Elijah Al-Amin, was inside a Circle K store Thursday when Michael Adams, who had just been released from prison, came up and stabbed him in the neck. Friends say Elijah Al-Amin had big plans to own his own business one day.