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

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

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

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.
 

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