Homicide in East Amarillo Occurred in Same Park as 2016 Murder
It seems with each passing day the murder rate in Amarillo goes through the roof.
Another murder occurred in Amarillo, early Thursday morning, July 28th Amarillo Police responded to a call in Eastridge Park. A male suspect had been assaulted, and according to the 9-1-1 caller, the male was not moving. Although life-saving efforts were made by medical responders the man could not be revived. The deceased was identified as Khamphanh Phoummphard, male age 54.
Homicide detectives were able to identify a suspect and arrested Adrian Manuell Hinojos, male, age 30. He was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for murder.
The case is still under investigation.
Here's where the DeJaVu comes in.
This case sounded very familiar, and doing some research and looking back at other murders in Amarillo, this has happened before in this same area.
A man was assaulted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in Eastridge Park around 5:30 pm. Amarillo police responded to a call where a man was assaulted by three men in the park. When arriving they found the victim Police said they responded to the park and found the victim unconscious and unresponsive. Life-saving measures were taken and the victim was taken to a local hospital and was in critical condition. He later died from his injuries. The victim was identified as Jamor Durrell Lee, male, age 30.
The following day on Thursday, September 29, 2016, Amarillo Police arrested Hrang Lian Mang, male, age 23, and David Sui Cue Lian, male, age 19. Mang was charged with Aggravated Assualt Causing Serious Bodily Injury. Lian was arrested for murder. Both were booked into the Potter County Jail.
Two years later on Wednesday, September 20, 2018, Lian pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Coincidence or Something More?
The same park, the same kind of murder, a man was beaten in the park.
Is this history repeating itself, or is it just this park that brings out the worst in people?
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