Suspect Charged with Samurai Sword Murder in Hainault: Court Updates

Suspect Charged with Samurai Sword Murder in Hainault: Court Updates

Marcus Arduini Monzo, 36, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ court on Thursday accused of killing 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin with a samurai sword. He faced charges of murder, attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.

Daniel was attacked while on his way to school in Hainault, east London. Two police officers and two others were injured by his act. Monzo, a dual Spanish-Brazilian national living in Newham, east London, is also accused of aggravated burglary and possessing a bladed weapon.

Prosecution argued that Monzo first crashed a van into a fence and injured a man. He thereafter allegedly threatened to kill him and then slashing his neck. He then reportedly broke into a nearby home and attacked a man there. He allegedly approached Daniel from behind and slashed his neck. He stabbed him in the chest.

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Police officials were also attacked when they reached at the scene and attempted to assist Daniel. Prosecution said that one officer was allegedly targeted while lying on the ground.

Monzo spoke only to confirm his name during the court appearance. He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Central Criminal Court on May 3 or May 7.

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The Metropolitan Police reported that 22 minutes elapsed from the first emergency call to Monzo’s detainment.