updated 12:10 am EDT, Mon April 9, 2012
RIM event marked by tragic death
The stabbing at RIM's party for BlackBerry Messenger has resulted in further tragedy as London's Metropolitan Police have reported that the victim has died of his wounds. Philip Sherriff, one of RIM's UK employees, passed on early Sunday. His attacker is believed to be Ashley Charles and has already been charged with attempted murder.
The motivations behind the attack, if any, weren't made clear and may be limited to the court.
RIM in a statement through Twitter gave its condolences. "Our thoughts are with his family and those close to him and we ask for the respect of their privacy at this difficult time," the company said.
Electronista's hearts go out to Sherriff's colleagues and family. We hope they and the company can find justice and closure soon. [via Reuters]