Lynching of 24-year-old man by a group of teens in Manassas.

9 month ago

Five teens indicted on lynching charges in Virginia mob murder earlier this week after the brutal August murder of a 24-year-old Virginia man.

Responding to a report of a shooting at 2:03 a.m. on August 30, officers found bullet holes in the front door of a home in the 10000 blocks of Massie Street.

The five teenagers went to the apartment of 24-year-old Reynaldo Eliazar Araujo on Aug. 30 at about 2 a.m. with the intent to rob him, When police arrived later, they found Araujo’s apartment door covered with bullet holes and Araujo inside with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Terrence Tyrese Martin, 18, of Manassas; Ebelin Jojana Lopez, 19, of Manassas, Seni Jimenez Blanco, 19, of Manassas Park; and two 17-year-old juveniles, who police said will be treated as adults were indicted by a Prince William County grand jury.

the group of teens is facing multiple charges, including lynching, Conspiracy to commit armed robbery, one of the juveniles was charged with murder.

details about the incident are not available yet as Police did not elaborate on why they believe the teens were responsible for the killing or any possible connection the accused had to the victim.