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A 19-year-oldman has been charged with murder in Monrovia after stabbing his victim Emmanuel Garbo to death. Suspect Troy T. Nelson allegedly killed victim Emmanuel Garbo with a kitchen knife in the neck during a fist-fight.

According to police charge sheet, on 30 October, 2016 at about 11a.m. victim Emmanuel OldmanGarbo, suspect Troy T. Nelson and his mother (Madam KorpoTarnue) were engaged in an argument over the issue of children, characterized by exchange of insults.

Police investigation revealed that while victim Emmanuel Garbo and Madam KorpoTarnue were strongly arguing, suspect Troy T. Nelson, son of Madam Tarnue, intervened in support of his mother against Garbo.

It was at that juncture that the deceased reportedly hit suspect Nelson, who fell on the ground. The Police charge sheet further reported that Nelson immediately ran from the ground into the house and took a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck and escaped.

However, the charge sheet indicated that the deceased was taken to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor, Monrovia, where he was pronounced dead on 2nd November 2016 after doctors’ attempt to restore his life failed.

The suspect was later arrested by Captain Jerry K. M. Wymah of the Liberia National Police on 31 October 2016 in the same community forwarded for investigation. The police charge followed investigation and analysis of findings, including scrutinizing statements of witnesses, as well as the crime scene.

The crime violates Chapter 14, Section 14.1 of the Revised Penal Law of the Republic of Liberia, police say. 

By Zee Roberts

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