18-Year-Old Virginia Tech Football Player Arrested on Charges of Killing a 40-Year-Old Man
The town of Blacksburg, Virginia, recently recorded the killing of a 40-year-old man. Following an ongoing investigation, an 18-year-old university football player has been charged with the crime.
According to the Blacksburg Police Department, its unit is investigating the untimely end of a 40-year-old male, Jerry Smith, who was a resident in the town.
Although there is no conclusive report on the investigation, the police have arrested and charged a young adult named Isimemen Etute, who plays football for his university team, the Virginia Tech Hokies.
They have not shared any other information concerning the death aside from the fact that the student was an acquaintance of the deceased.
After a few interviews and interrogations from witnesses, Etute was arrested for second-degree murder and held in the Montgomery County jail without bond.
Isimemen Etute, an 18-year-old linebacker, has been arrested in the death of Jerry Smith, a 40-year-old acquaintance https://t.co/C51EnA6Zfa— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 2, 2021
The police assured the residents that there was no need to panic but admitted they need the help of anybody with useful information regarding the case. The phone lines have been posted on their website.
Etute's arraignment hearing was scheduled to take place today at 10:30 am. It is uncertain whether he had an attorney to defend his case.
Thomas, a real estate agent, was thoroughly injured and found less than seven miles from Georgetown University.
#Hokies freshman LB Isimemen Etute, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder stemming from an incident on May 31 that left one person dead. Source tells me the Tech team had a meeting this afternoon to discuss the situation.https://t.co/dNR0wtASw4— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) June 2, 2021
The Blacksburg murder case has attracted a few comments from Virginia Tech University. A statement from the school maintained that Etute was placed on an immediate interim suspension following the news.
They declined to comment on the football player's status—whether or not he has been fully suspended, as it is a piece of confidential information that is part of the student's file.
College Football Player Charged With Murder. Here's What We Know https://t.co/dn6Ib8aseS— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 3, 2021
This is not the first time a university football student will be charged with such a heinous crime. In October, a Georgetown University football player, Dijon Williams, was arrested and charged with the death of one Nurudeen Thomas.
The authorities found Williams in an area in Herrington Road. He lived in Georgia and was a former student of Miller Grove High School.
Virginia Tech freshman football player Isimemen Etute was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday. https://t.co/MKkdeOtUdO— Quad-City Times (@qctimes) June 3, 2021
At the time of the crime, the perpetrator was 21. Thomas, a real estate agent, was thoroughly injured and found less than seven miles from Georgetown University.
As soon as the news broke, Williams was suspended from the school's team, and a spokesperson from the University assured the public of their cooperation on the matter.
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