The Burlington man arrested for stabbing another Burlington man to death Sunday morning in a Main Street, Burlington restaurant pleaded innocent today to second-degree murder, WCAX reports.
Von C. Simmonds, 40 allegedly stabbed to death Abubakar Sharrif, 23, early Sunday morning, Dec. 4 in what police are calling an act of violence committed after a downtown bar closed.
At 3:08 AM, police received multiple calls about a disturbance outside Piesanos Restaurant. Police found Sharrif bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
It’s the fifth homicide in Burlington this year. According to WCAX reports, Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad said Sharrif was stabbed inside the restaurant and what Murad called a “bar closing fight” continued outside.