Post Writer Examines Twin Murder Trial

A befuddling fratricide trial in Columbia makes headlines.


More than nine months after a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of Wael Ali—who was accused of killing his twin brother Wasel on a Columbia pathway in 2007—a Washington Post writer looked into the twins' life and Ali's muder trial.

It was a befuddling case. There was no physical evidence linking Wael to the crime, nor witnesses, only the prosecutors' unsuccessful attempts to use circumstantial evidence to prove that Wael was angry and violent enough to strangle his identical twin to death on a secluded pathway behind the Merion apartment building in Columbia.

"If fratricide is unusual, fratricide among twins is almost unheard of. Dominique Bourget, a Canadian forensic psychiatrist and expert on fratricide, can recall studying only two cases among twins in more than 20 years," wrote Mike Rosenwald, of the Post.

Rosenwald examined the arrests, the fights and the trial in his article - Real Life CSI: When one identical twin is accused of killing the other.

Find Patch's coverage of the trial below: 

  • Twin Trial: The Day Wasel Ali Died
  • Mistrial Declared in Wael Ali Twin Murder Case
  • No New Trial in Twin Murder Case
  • Ali Starts 'New Life' After Murder Charges Dropped
  • WATCH: Ali's Emotional First Two Minutes of Freedom
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