Ocean County Teen Sentenced In Brutal Murder Of His Father

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

  BRICK – A 15-year-old has been sentenced to 11 years in a Juvenile Detention after stabbing his father, resulting in his death.

  Around 2:45 p.m. on January 16, officers from the Brick Township Police Department responded to a home after receiving a 911 call regarding a stabbing.

  When police arrived at the home, they found 38-year-old Mohammed Khater of Brick Township with a stab wound on the right side of his abdomen. He was quickly transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

  The investigation revealed that Mohammed’s son, 15-year-old Ibrahim Khater was responsible for his father’s death. Ibrahim was taken into custody on January 16 and has been lodged in a Juvenile Detention Center since his apprehension.

  On December 8, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Ibrahim was sentenced to an aggregate term of 11 years to the custody of the Juvenile Justice Commission.

  This was the result of his previous guilty plea to the charges of Aggravated Manslaughter, two counts of Aggravated Assault, Throwing Bodily Fluids at a Law Enforcement Officer and an unrelated Robbery offense which he had previously pled guilty and was originally sentenced to probation.

  The two Aggravated Assault charges, as well as the Throwing of Bodily Fluids at a Law Enforcement Officer charge, came from incidents that occurred while Ibrahim was lodged at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.

  Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledges the diligent efforts of Assistant Prosecutor Madeline Buczynski and Chief Juvenile Attorney Anthony Pierro who handled the case on behalf of the State, as well as the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Brick Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, for their collaborative efforts in connection with this investigation ultimately leading to this disposition.