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Teen Killer Stomped on Victim’s Face, Warrant Says


Accused teen killer Joshua Mormant stomped on a homeless man’s face several times in a deadly encounter Tuesday outside River Glen Apartments this week, according to a warrant released Wednesday morning.

For more crime news in the area, pick up this week’s copy of The Jail Report. Cover image:

Mormant, 17, is accused of killing 54-year-old Leonel Vasquez-Calvo by “stomping on his face with his foot multiple times,” the murder warrant says. The coroner identified the victim Wednesday morning, saying Calvo was a homeless man living in the Augusta area. He is originally from Costa Rica and has no family anywhere around.

The victim suffered “blunt force trauma to the head and neck and later succumbed to his injuries,” the arrest warrant says.

The arrest warrant reveals details the sheriff’s office had not given in an official press release. The sheriff’s office has also declined to talk about any motive that Mormant might have given for killing the victim, leaving the public to guess at the underlying causes of deadly violence in Augusta.

But sources tell us that Mormant inserted himself into a disagreement between the victim and another man after midnight on Tuesday. Calvo was reportedly drunk and was tapping the car of a woman he liked in the River Glen apartments. A man told Calvo to stop and the homeless man tried to swing on the guy, but the guy swung back and knocked Calvo to the ground. The man then walked away, leaving Calvo on the ground. But the man then heard a noise and turned to see Mormant stomping the victim, according to sources.

The woman Calvo was trying to hook up with was arrested herself for obstructing the homicide investigation. Sharon Denise Pinkney, 40 of 201 East Telfair St., was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor obstruction.

This week’s slaying occurred at River Glen Apartments, the location of multiple murders over the years, including at least three in 2012.

Mormant is pictured here in a 2013 image from one of his two Facebook pages. Both pages include images of him making the obscene gesture. On one page from 2011, he calls himself “KoolKidd” and “a Street N***a.”

As The Jail Report first reported, he has only been 17 since January 5th and had already been to jail earlier this month on a felony charge of possessing a pistol by someone under 18, marijuana possession and giving false information to police. He bonded out on those charges and was awaiting trial. He now sits under no bond in the Richmond County Jail.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. Goodbye, KoolKidd. May Hell welcome your piece of sh!t, garbage low-life self that requires immediate extermination from the decent and civilized world. Less of your like is required. Of course, I hope the executioner signals your ‘street’ self exiting this world with his middle finger, a sack of scratch-off’s and a goofy ass hat on sideways for good measure.

    • Gang thug pics always look so tuff like they got a chip on their
      shoulder. i view the whole Thug culture as being morons and idiots and
      lazy ones at that. not a single one cares or wants to work. At least
      often they are caught for their crimes since they just have to brag on
      FB, Twitter, tumbler, twitter and other sites. they are too stupid to do
      otherwise. .I doubt if anyone will miss this piece of fecal matter.
      Until society as a whole of all races Reject this THUG life. It is
      everywhere, NFL, NBA Rap, College football, thugs and gangbangers. They
      are as bad as ISIS and should be treated as such for the dirtbags they
      are. it is not racism I se emany of all races white , hispanic, indian,
      asian, acting the fool.

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