Gbassay Koroma

Gbassay "Omar" Koroma (b. May 1, 1993) is a former high school student and murderer.

On May 27, 2011, Koroma settled an argument with his father, 40-year-old Francis Koroma, by stabbing him in their apartment at 5108 Woodmere Drive, #102, in Centreville.[1]

The elder Koroma was taken to the Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he early the next morning.[2] The younger Koroma was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Koroma's trial was originally scheduled for May 7, 2012, but he instead pleaded guilty on March 9.[2]

On June 8, 2012, Koroma was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Charles J. Maxfield to 20 years in prison, with 10 years suspended if Koroma meets conditions set by the court.[3]


  1. Nakamura, David. "Man, 18, Charged with Murder in Father’s Death." The Washington Post: The Crime Scene. The Washington Post, 28 May 2011. Web. 25 Oct. 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hobbs, Bonnie. "Local Man Pleads Guilty to Murder." Connection Newspapers. Connection Newspapers, 11 May 2012. Web. 01 Nov. 2014.
  3. Stachyra, Mary C. "Former Cedar Lane Student Sentenced in Father's Murder." Vienna Patch., 8 June 2012. Web. 12 June 2012.