Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on December 8, 2021, Ibrahim Khater, 15, of Brick Township, was sentenced by the Honorable Kimarie Rahill, J.S.C., to an aggregate term of 11 years to the custody of the Juvenile Justice Commission as a result of his previously entered guilty plea to Aggravated Manslaughter in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4a (1), relative to the death of his father, Mohammed Khater, on January 16, 2021 in Brick Township. Ibrahim Khater was likewise sentenced in connection with his previously entered guilty pleas on two counts of Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b (5); Throwing Bodily Fluids at a Law Enforcement Officer in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-13; and an unrelated Robbery offense in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1a, for which he had previously pled guilty and was originally sentenced to probation.

On January 16, 2021, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Officers of the Brick Township Police Department responded to a residence in reference to a 911 call for an apparent stabbing. Responding Officers found Mohammed Khater, 38, of Brick Township, with a stab wound to the right side of his abdomen. Mr. Khater was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Brick Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, revealed that Ibrahim Khater was responsible for his father’s death. On January 16, 2021, Ibrahim Khater was taken into custody and has been lodged in a Juvenile Detention Center since his apprehension.

The two Aggravated Assault charges, as well as the Throwing of Bodily Fluids at a Law Enforcement Officer charge, arose out of incidents that occurred while Khater has been 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.