Two men in Anigua assault indicted for murder

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Harvey Kansou and JK Mikey Sukion were initially charged in court with aggravated assault. However, after it was learned by authorities that the victim in the case died as a result of the assault, those charges have since been upgraded.

The two men who assaulted a man in Anigua last month have been indicted by a Superior Court grand jury for murder.

Harvey Kansou and JK Mikey Sukion were initially charged in court with aggravated assault. However, after it was learned by authorities that the victim in the case died as a result of the assault, those charges have since been upgraded.

A grand jury indictment lists three charges against the defendants: murder as a first-degree felony, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with the special allegations of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, and aggravated assault as a second-degree.

It was on June 29, that the two men ganged up on the victim identified in court documents as “Maverick.” Police have since identified the victim as Sonter Soukin, further stating that the autopsy revealed that he died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. His death has been ruled a homicide.

According to court documents, Soukin was struck with a metal pipe by Sukion while Kansou kicked and punched the victim in the face and head.

Up first in court was Kansou. However, there appears to be a conflict of interest as the court-appointed attorney has represented Sukion in another case. His next appearance has been scheduled for July 31 at 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, Kansou has pleaded not guilty and he will appear Aug. 1 before Judge Arthur Barcinas.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.