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Prosecutors: Try murder suspect, 14, as adult

Suliman Abdul Matakallim (Provided by Cincinnati police) Suliman Abdul Matakallim (Provided by Cincinnati police)
Javon Coulter, provided photo. Javon Coulter, provided photo.
Valentino Pettis, provided photo Valentino Pettis, provided photo
Javon Coulter briefly appeared for a bond hearing in Hamilton County Juvenile Court Monday. Court officials prevent media from photographing juveniles' faces. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham) Javon Coulter briefly appeared for a bond hearing in Hamilton County Juvenile Court Monday. Court officials prevent media from photographing juveniles' faces. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham)
MILLVALE, OH (FOX19) -

Hamilton County prosecutors want to try a 14-year-old murder suspect as an adult.

Until a juvenile judge makes that decision, Javon Coulter will remain locked up at the county's youth jail without bond, a magistrate ruled Monday

A Cincinnati SWAT team helped homicide investigators take the boy into custody early Friday.

The 3200 block of Beekman Street was shut down about midnight while SWAT members entered a residence to apprehend the teen.

He is charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated murder in the death of Suliman Abdul Mutakallim, 39, a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Police are searching for another suspect in the case who they say could be armed and dangerous. An warrant has been issued for Valentino Pettis on aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges. 

Mutakallim was shot Sunday night on Elmore Street in South Cumminsville. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center in "very critical condition," police have said. He died early Tuesday and will be buried with full military honors.

In an interview earlier this week with FOX19 NOW, Mutakallim's wife urged her husband's assailant to turn himself in.

The teen is being held without bond at the Hamilton County juvenile jail. His arraignment Friday morning was postponed until Monday.

He is among the youngest juveniles charged with murder in the county, but certainly not the first or only one. Last year, a 14-year-old Reading boy with a psychiatric disorder was accused of murder in the smothering death of infant step-sister.

In August 2001, two boys who were 13 and 11 at the time were charged with murder in the beating and stomping death of an 8-year-old relative, Takeya Bryant of Northside.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Cincinnati Police at 352-3542.

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