Published: Thursday 07 June, 2018

CCTV Video Shows Fatal Attack on OFW Henry John Acorda in Slovakia

A CCTV camera was able to capture the attack on overseas Filipino worker Henry John Acorda in Bratislava, Slovakia. Acorda was mauled on May 26 after defending two women being harassed. he died five days later.

Henry John Acorda was walking the streets of Bratislava on May 26 when he saw two women being harassed by two men and intervened. Minutes later, one of the two men followed Acorda and attacked him.

CCTV video obtained by GMA News shows according walking with a female companion. They were being followed by a man in a blue shirt. Seconds later, the man attacked the OFW and Acorda fell on the pavement. But this did not stop the attacker who continued to kick the victim on the head.

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The OFW was already unconscious when several bystanders came to his rescue. He was taken to the University Hospital Ruźjnov in critical condition. His family flew to Slovakia to take care of him but Henry John Acorda died five days later on May 31.

Henry John Acorda

Reports from Slovakia say the attack may have been racially motivated. The attacker has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it is assisting the family of Acorda in repatriating his remains.