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PSU Officer Detained For ‘Killing’ Man For Cap
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PSU Officer Detained For ‘Killing’ Man For Cap

By Comfort M. Johnson

MONROVIA, May 18 (LINA) – A member of the Police Support Unit (PSU) has been detained by the Monrovia City Court for allegedly killing his friend for a baseball cap.

Defendant Pappies Vinton, 32, a resident of Airfield Community, was on May 6 arrested by Police based upon a complaint filed by some members of the community alleging that he intentionally struck victim Bill Myers on his head with a piece of stick, leading to Myers’ death.

The Police charge sheet stated that victim Myers gave his cap to one Abraham Fallah, but later decided to retrieve it because he was feeling cold.

He, however, met his cap on another person’s head and when he requested for it, the guy refused to give him his cap, causing him to forcibly take it from him.

The Police charge sheet further stated after retrieving his cap he returned to his house, but later saw the defendant along with two of his friends coming towards him.

They reportedly jumped on him and started beating him, during which time the defendant took a stick and struck the victim on his head, resulting to his death.

According to the Police charge sheet other residents of the community tried to resuscitate the victim by pouring water on him, but to no avail.

He was rushed to the JFK Hospital in an ambulance, but was pronounced dead on arrival as a result of traumatic head injury.

The Police charge sheet did not state whether the defendant has admitted to committing the crime.

He is currently detained at the Monrovia Central Prison awaiting court trial.

LINA CMJ/TSS/PTK

 

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