Thursday, July 25, 2013

Greece: Update--Briton, 19, Charged in Stabbing Death of Countryman, Others Arrested

According to The Northhampton Chronicle and Echo, Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, 19, has been formally charged on Crete with the murder of Tyrell Matthews-Burton, from Leyton, East London, as well as possession of a weapon in Malia in the early hours of Tuesday morning (July 23).

More than a dozen British tourists have also appeared in court after an alleged mass brawl in which Matthews-Burton was pinned down and stabbed to death "execution-style."

According to his profile on a modeling website, Litchmore-Dunbar has just finished his first year studying for an economics degree in Northampton. Additionally, he was also a part-time model.

COMMENT: Our condolences and sympathies go out to Tyrell's family, particularly considering his life was so short and it had to end so unnecessarily, fueled by unchecked drinking that may have contributed to his death.

The coroner in Crete, Dr. Manolis Michalodimitrakis, has said the murder victim suffered two stab wounds, to the back and to the chest. Dr. Michalodimitrakis emphasized that there were no defensive wounds.

The knife wielded by  punctured his lung and heart. He lost half of his blood.

As for Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, the man that ended Tyrell's young life, his lack of clear judgment and too much alcohol has resulted in his promising life and career being essentially over, as he no doubt will be spending many years to come in prison.