MMA Fighter Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Doctor To Death Over COVID Vaccine Argument

Akmal Khozhiev, a professional mixed martial artist, was arrested by the Guam Police Department on November 7 for allegedly stabbing and killing a doctor in Tamuning.

He’s facing charges of first-degree felony aggravated murder with a deadly weapon and second-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The authorities have set a $1 million bail.

A court will resume hearing the case on November 19.

A witness told police that Khozhiev and Dr. Miran Ribati got involved in a heated debate over the coronavirus vaccine before the 27-year-old MMA fighter stabbed the doctor in the throat with an animal bone from a meal the two had shared.

The witness added that Khozhiev then picked a knife and stabbed the doctor again.

Dr. Ribati worked as a radiologist at the Guam Memorial Hospital. The hospital has now released a statement mourning the doctor’s demise.

J.J. Ambrose, who’s a veteran MMA fighter and trained with Khozhiev for years, has said that he was down to a different road lately.

“He was such a great person up until he wasn’t,” Ambrose said.

“We did everything we possibly could to warn people that AK wasn’t AK anymore. … It’s very hard ’cause I know when you’re friends with two people and those two people are on the outs, you don’t want to take sides. You want to ride in the middle.”

“But in this case, AK seriously needed help, and that was the problem – that people were not trying to take sides, and he seriously needed help this whole time.”

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