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Man accused of killing Fort Lauderdale man, stuffing body in trash can

Erick Bath faces murder charge after body found in trash in May

Erick Bath, 54, is accused of killing another man whose body was found in a trash can in Fort Lauderdale.
Erick Bath, 54, is accused of killing another man whose body was found in a trash can in Fort Lauderdale.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 54-year-old man is accused of killing another man whose body was found in a trash can in Fort Lauderdale.

Erick Bath was arrested in May on unrelated charges. He now faces a felony murder charge in connection with the death of Facial Mohammed Ben Mekki.

The 41-year-old victim's body was found inside a trash can on Northeast Fifth Terrace in May.

Bath also faces charges of violation of pretrial release and failure to update his address as a career offender.

A motive for the killing was not immediately known.