Second man charged with murder of man stomped to death

The 2nd accused in the stomping death of Akeno Thomas, which was captured on surveillance cameras and later circulated on social media has appeared before Tunapuna Magistrate Indrani Cedeno, charged with murder.

Adio Mustapha Smith aka ‘Gecco’, 30, of Pioneer Drive, Sea Lots, appeared in the Tunapuna 1st Magistrates’ Court on Friday 11th August, 2017 to answer to the charge.

The matter was adjourned to Monday 14th August, 2017.

Akeno Thomas, 36, of Lackpat Road, El Dorado, was at Pentecostal Road, El Dorado around 9:15 pm on July 27th 2017, when he was shot at by two armed men.

He was hit in the thigh and fell into a drain as a result of the injury.

One of the assailants then jumped into the drain and proceeded to stomp on the victim’s head and body.

Thomas was taken to hospital, where he died on July 28th, 2017.

Smith was charged by Cpl Shawn Jones of Homicide Region 2 on Thursday 10th August, 2017, after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC on Wednesday 9th August, 2017.

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