Today marks the fourth anniversary of the untimely death of our friend and colleague AJ. Everyone at KEIOC will always recall his enthusiasm and life, his family and Everton Football Club. AJ, a well known and popular figure amongst Evertonians, supported his club wherever they played and was always the first to offer his services for any good cause or to any Evertonian down on their luck.
Sadly AJ was the victim of a senseless attack in the city centre in the early hours of November 25th 2007, an attack which left this decent, well loved, hardworking family man in a coma to which he later succumbed.
The perpetrator of this attack, Malik Al-Brumy, 24, of Fairfield, went on trial at Liverpool Crown Court in October of this year after denying the 2007 manslaughter of AJ. Mr Al-Brumy believed that he was about to be attacked by AJ and that he acted in self- defence. The prosecuting barrister suggested that CCTV evidence did not support the defendant’s claim but the jury were unable to reach a decision which means there will be a re-trial in the early part of 2012.
AJ’s many friends and fellow Evertonians are obviously sympathetic towards AJ’s family and close friends who will now have to suffer the additional stress of the re-trial but today we’re sure that everyone will take a few minutes to fondly remember a true gentleman and a great Evertonian who will always be sadly missed.