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.