Murder suspect seen in viral video appears in court.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:45

The man caught on video stomping on the head of another man which led to his death has appeared in court.

The following is the TTPS media statement:

Kareem Richardson, who was captured in a viral video, stomping on another man, which eventually led to his death, appeared before Tunapuna Magistrate, Indrani Cedeno, on Monday 7th August 2017.

The accused, 20, of Beetham Gardens, Port of Spain, also faced charges of possession of firearm and ammunition, when he appeared in the Tunapuna 1st Magistrates’ Court, yesterday.

The matter was adjourned to Monday 14th August 2017. Mr. Thomas, 36, of Lackpat Road, El Dorado, was at Pentecostal Road, around 9:15 am, on July 27th, 2017, when he was shot at by two armed men.

He was hit in the thigh and fell into a drain, as a result of the injury. One of the assailants then jumped into the drain and proceeded to stomp on the victim’s head and body.

Thomas was taken to the hospital, where he died on July 28th, 2017.

Richardson was charged by Cpl Shawn Jones, of Homicide Region 2, on Monday 7th August 2017.