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Stamford Man Charged With Murder In Stabbing Death Of Cab Driver

Shota Mekoshvili, 29, of 1462 Summer St., Stamford, has been charged in the stabbing death of a cab driver.
Shota Mekoshvili, 29, of 1462 Summer St., Stamford, has been charged in the stabbing death of a cab driver. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department
Shota Mekoshvili, who is charged with murder in the stabbing death of a Stamford cab driver, lives at 1462 Summer St., Stamford.
Shota Mekoshvili, who is charged with murder in the stabbing death of a Stamford cab driver, lives at 1462 Summer St., Stamford. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
The door to Shota Mekoshvili's apartment shows dents from the police.
The door to Shota Mekoshvili's apartment shows dents from the police. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Shota Mekoshvili, 29, of 1462 Summer St., Stamford, has been charged in the stabbing death of a cab driver. This is a mug shot from a previous arrest.
Shota Mekoshvili, 29, of 1462 Summer St., Stamford, has been charged in the stabbing death of a cab driver. This is a mug shot from a previous arrest. Photo Credit: Florida State Police

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 29-year-old Stamford man has been charged with murder in the death of a cab driver who was found stabbed in the in a yard in the city's Westover neighborhood Wednesday morning, police said Thursday.

Shota Mekoshvili, 29, of 1462 Summer St., is also charged with second-degree hindering prosecution, police said.

Mahomed Kamal, 47, was found on the lawn of 150 Doolittle Road in Stamford at about 8:30 a.m. by landscapers, police said. The area is close to the Den Road exit on the the Merritt Parkway.

Kamal was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said there was a struggle both inside and outside the cab and that Kamal suffered several stab wounds. The cab was found in a wooded area nearby. Police said the knife has not been found, and they are looking for a suspect.

Kamal worked for Stamford Taxi. His death shocked other cab drivers in the city. Read more from them here in the Daily Voice.