By Oisin Sweeney • 22 January 2021 • 21:53
Serge Nkorina is accused of the abduction/torture of a doctor in Florida's Hallandale Beach - Image Source: Wikimedia
AN ALLEGED violent kidnapper who tortured his victim has been extradited from Spain to the US to face trial for a brutal Florida abduction.
The FBI claim that Serge Nkorina, an American citizen, was a co-conspirator in a grisly Flordia kidnapping that made local headlines in 2019. He was arrested in Tenerife last year, and has now been extradited to face trial for the brutal crime.
A 63-year old doctor was abducted at gunpoint outside a Walmart supermarket in Hallandale Beach, a seaside suburb of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area in South Florida. Prosecutors say that Nkornina and his accomplice brought tortured him with a taser and blowtorch, demanding money from the physician.
The traumatised victim was found with severe burns and other injuries, bound by his feet and legs in the front seat of a parked car. Nkorina’s co-accused, Justin Boccio, was jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to the crime in a Flordia court.
American outlets report that Nkorina was a resident of Tenerife in the Canary Islands prior to his arrest and extradition. Spain has long been used as a refuge for criminals evading police from all over the world, despite strong efforts from Guardia Civil and other forces to crack down on foreign fugitives.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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