Fourth suspected arrested in Anchorage attempted murder case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A fourth suspect has been arrested in an Anchorage assault in which a man suffered brain and skull injuries and was delivered to a hospital in an animal cage.
Anchorage police say 25-year-old Rex Faumui called dispatchers Tuesday night to turn himself in. He was arrested at the Anchorage Cemetery.
Faumui is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and assault in the August 2017 beating of 34-year-old Abshir Mohamed.
Mohamed was stomped, beaten with a baseball bat and metal broom handle and stuffed into a dog kennel. Prosecutors say a fifth man was forced at gunpoint to drive him away.
Police on Sunday arrested two brothers indicted in the case, 28-year-old Faamanu Vaifanua (fah-ah-MAH-noo vif-fan-OO-ah) and 29-year-old Macauther Vaifanua.
Thirty-year-old Jeffrey Ahvan faces an October trial date in the case.
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