Lennox Pierreze Flowers, an 18 year-old Belize City resident, was killed on Boxing Day, in what looks to be a street fight. He was stabbed multiple times, police believe, by two or possibly 3 assailants in what looks to be a quarrel over a girl.
According to his family, Flowers is a very hard worker who has 3 jobs. He went to the horse racing track in Burrell Boom Village with one of his bosses. They went there to enjoy some horse racing on December 26. There was an after party, where Ladyville Police officers were providing security. Police are still investigating, but they believe that at some point during the after-party event Flowers got involved in a quarrel with several Belize City men, believed to be members of the George Street Gang. It escalated to the point where 2 or 3 of these person got into a fight with Flowers, and during that time, he was stabbed multiple times to the body. As soon as the incident got to that point, the on-duty police officers were alerted, but by that time, Flowers had already been stabbed. Two of the men, believed to be the attackers, were immediately detained and Flowers was rushed to the KHMH, but he died on the way there.
His family is now caught in sudden, unsuspected grief, and what should have been a pleasant Christmas Holiday, has now turned into mourning, and funeral preparations for a member of the family they say didn’t deserve this. They say that he kept out of trouble, and his own brush with the street life was an ex-girlfriend who has gang friends. They suspect that this ex-girlfriend, who was reportedly at the Horse Track that night, may have been a major influence in the fight that ended his life. Police say that at this time, they have reason to believe that Flowers was an affiliate of the Ghost Town Gang, and that this was a fight between two rival crews over past issues, as well, as this girl. His family completely refutes that he had any affiliations to any gang, and they say when he was not at home, he was at one of his 3 jobs.
Ladyville police have since arrested and charged 19 year-old Cecil Ramirez, a student of Jasmine Street with the crime of murder. On Tuesday afternoon, Ramirez was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser and read a single charge of murder. Ramirez’s attorney, Dickey Bradley, asked the Senior Magistrate to allow the case to be brought back before the court as early as January since the matter is one that the DPP is still reviewing. Bradley also noted in court that it is possible that the police may have charged the wrong person for murder. He said that his client was told to visit the station to give a report into the incident and that is when he was charged. With that said, Senior Magistrate Fraser adjourned the matter for January 26, 2015.
Ramirez was set to graduate from Wesley College Junior College in June of 2016. Any significant time on remand would make that impossible.