Airbnb guest, 36, murdered and left face down in a chocolate cake over $210 unpaid rent

Jonuzi's cause of death was deemed to be a result of a compression of the neck and aggravated by blood filling up in the lungs. 


                            Airbnb guest, 36, murdered and left face down in a chocolate cake over $210 unpaid rent

An Airbnb guest was killed by a chef who choked and beat him to death over a rent dispute, a court heard. 36-year-old Ramis Jonuzi was found face down in a chocolate cake at the property in Brighton East in Melbourne, Australia. 

Jonuzi was murdered in 2017 on October 25 and as reported by News.au.com, his injuries revealed that he had been choked to death. 37-year-old Craig Levy confessed to killing Jonuzi. Jonuzi also suffered from a broken nose, bruises, and abrasions to the face. Levy's plea was accompanied by a downgrading of the murder charge. It is reported that Jonuzi owed Levy money as he had rented a room in the house where Levy lived with him and two other housemates- Ryan Smart and Jason Colton. 

Jonuzi's cause of death was deemed to be a result of a compression of the neck and aggravated by blood filling up in the lungs. 



 

Levy was responsible for restraining and holding Jonuzi as another man allegedly beat him, choked him, and also threw him against the wall. The men also attempted to use Jonuzi's bank balance via his cellphone. "At this point, the deceased was crying and apologizing," prosecutor Raymond Gibson said to the Supreme Court. "At one time during the assault, Levy dropped his elbow on the deceased's chest," ABC Australia reported. 

When the police arrived at the house, they found Jonuzi lying lifeless and face down in a chocolate cake in the front yard. The three men at the scene Craig, Ryan, and Jason were arrested and initially charged with murder. 

During a previous hearing, Melbourne Magistrates Court heard that Levy had called the police in order to get Jonuzi removed from his home post a dispute over the rent. A neighbor reported to the magistrates in May that she had heard a man screaming and said, "screaming at the top of his lungs. We had heard prolonged screaming for about 10 minutes. This was a man screaming, so I was really concerned. It sounded like someone was being tortured…. It sounded perilous," as reported by ABC. 

Craig Levy (Source: Facebook)
Craig Levy (Source: Facebook)

 

Naime Balla who is Jonuzi's sister told the court, "You have destroyed our family in every possible way". Another of Jonuzi's sister Afradita Hamika shared with Justice Andrew Tinney that not hearing her brother's voice was "unbearable. I'll never hear about his weekend, I'll never hear his laugh". The court was also made aware that chef Levy spent around AUS $250 (US $180) every week on marijuana. 

His defense lawyer added," It was senseless offence and it's something Mr. Levy will forever carry with him. He knows his conscience will never be clear". Levy is due to be sentenced at a later date.