LIBERIA: Court Detains Man, 33, On Murder Charge

HANDCUFF(LINA) – The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has detained a 33-year-old man at the Monrovia Central Prison for allegedly stabbing another man to death.

Police arrested Wilson Gartoe, a resident of the Fish Market community in Monrovia, on June 27 following community residents’ complaints that he stabbed Edison Doe in his chest with a kitchen knife during a fist fight.

Police charge sheet indicated that fighting ensued between Doe and Gartoe at an entertainment center in Sinkor over a jersey t-shirt that was being sold to him (Gartoe) by a boy only identified as Kollie.

According to the charge sheet, Doe seized the t-shirt having recognized it as the very one stolen from him once upon a time.

The charge sheet stated that Gartoe suddenly emerged claiming ownership of the t-shirt which, he said, he had bought.

The charge sheet said Gartoe could not be specific about the t-shirt when asked, adding that it was at that juncture the fighting ensued during which Doe was allegedly stabbed multiple times in the chest.

The charged sheet noted that Doe died upon arrival at the JFK Hospital where he was rushed for treatment.

The charge sheet pointed out that Gartoe admitted during police preliminary investigation to stabbing Doe.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.