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Man kills his wife in Belmopan Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

Belmopan Police have arrested and charged 35 year-old Jaird Jeremais Guerra, a resident of Panama Street, for the murder of his common-law wife, 45 year-old Maria Candelaria Chacon.

At this time, police strongly suspect that they had a domestic dispute which led to Guerra chopping Chacon, a mother of 8, to death inside their home.

It happened at around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4 at the couple’s home in the Salvapan Area of the City of Belmopan. Neighbours were awoken by the shouts and screams between Chacon and Guerra.

Chacon had reportedly been the victim of domestic abuse from her common-law husband in the past, and so, the neighbours suspected that it had been one other such instance. That’s until they saw Guerra emerge from the room, grabbed a machete, ran back inside, and locked the door. Those neighbours went banging on the door, and tried to get it open, but they couldn’t. When the police were called in, they found Maria Chacon’s lifeless body. She had been badly beaten, and the officers observed multiple chop wounds to her neck and face. One resident recounted to the press that while she was trying to get into the house, she managed to get a peak at the height of the attack when Guerra allegedly chopped her, tore off a piece of her hair, and then restrained her until she took her last breath.

Investigators arrested and charged Jaird Guerra with the crime of murder. He was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court and remanded to the Belize Central Prison. Chacon leaves behind 8 children, and she was in a relationship with Guerra for 5 years.