Police reports describe a houseguest, 36-year old male, of Airbnb housing being brutally murdered by his three hosts in Melbourne, Australia after he was renting a $30-a-night room.
The Guardian reported that the man, Ramis Jonuzi, was apparently raped by one of the hosts with an item.
The Age reported that Jonuzi was murdered less than a week after staying at the house. He had mentioned to a friend that he wanted to leave early because he did not like the vibe that he was getting from the accommodation.
Reports of The Guardian mentioned that 37-year old Ryan Smart, 36-year old Craig Levy, and 41-year old Jason Colton were all charged with murder and Colton was additionally charged with rape.
There were mixed reviews about the Airbnb unit. Some individuals left positive reviews, while others left negative reviews about the lack of security that they had and the issues they were experiencing with plumbing.
One review left by someone last year states the following: “Better way to spend a night, buy a $50 hammer, smash your hand with it and go to the emergency hospital”.
In response to the murder of Jonuzi, Airbnb stated the following: “There is no place on Airbnb for such an abhorrent act, which violates everything our global community stands for,” “We have removed this listing from our platform and will fully co-operate with law enforcement on their investigation.”
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Ramis Jonuzi. It is difficult having the face the fact that a loved one is no longer there, but even more troublesome is coming to learn that they were brutally killed by the hands of malicious individuals. Justice needs to be sought in response to this criminal act, although at the firm of Percy Martinez for personal injury, we fully comprehend and emphasize with these victims because no amount of compensation can ever bring a loved one back. Along with the criminal punishments that these individuals will face, they could face the legal sanctions of a civil lawsuit for wrongful death.