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Leicester Murder: Second Man Charged
A second man has been charged with the murder of a youth football coach who was stabbed to death in the street.
The 19-year-old, who has not yet been named, will appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Wednesday charged with the murder of Antoin Akpom.
Abdul Hakim, 19, of Wood Hill, Leicester, was remanded in custody after appearing in court last month charged with the 20-year-old's murder. He will appear at Leicester Crown Court on Friday.
Mr Akpom, who coached a youth football team at Leicester Nirvana FC, was found injured in Kent Street, Leicester, at around 5.30pm on September 12.
He died in hospital later that evening. An inquest last month heard he died from a single stab wound to the chest.
Detectives investigating his death have been examining possible links between his killing and a suspected arson attack which killed a mother and her three teenage children in the city on September 13.
Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, died after a fire engulfed their home in Wood Hill.
Leicestershire Police said: "We can confirm that we are working on the presumption that both cases are linked."
Six men and a 16-year-old youth have been charged in connection with the murders of the four family members in the blaze.
Kemo Anthony Porter, 18; Nathaniel Mullings, 19; Jackson Powell, 19; Aaron Webb, 19; Akeem Jeffers, 21, and Shaun Carter, 24, along with a 16-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons, have all been remanded into custody following court appearances.
They are next due to appear at Leicester Crown Court on Friday.