No charges for woman who killed her husband Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Neshawn Martinez-Ramirez, the 28 year-old woman who stabbed and killed her husband in Seine Bight Village, will not be made to stand a Supreme Court trial for it. The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions believes that the police have not gathered enough evidence to disprove her claim that it was self-defense.

The fatal stabbing happened on Friday night, May 26, sometime around 11 p.m. in the village sitting on the Placencia Peninsula. Neshawn Ramirez, and her 31 year-old husband, Glen Ramirez, allegedly got into a fight in front of the Me & U Restaurant, which is just down the street from Ramirez’s family home. It is unclear what exactly started the confrontation between the two, but the fight escalated to tragedy Neshawn pulled a knife and stabbed Glenn Ramirez to the left side of the chest. That injury claimed Glen’s life, and there was nothing police could do to help him when they arrived.

They transported his body to the nearest morgue, and they searched the area, where they found what they believed to be the murder weapon. The investigators also detained Deshawn Ramirez, and they interviewed her.  Police say that she gave them a caution statement detailing the entire incident, and after that, they arrested her and charged her with the crime of murder.

She was arraigned at the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 29, and she was remanded to the Belize Central Prison. The next day, Ramirez was removed from the Prison, and taken before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith for another court hearing. Crown Counsel Janelle Tillett, who represented the Office of the DPP, informed the court that DPP, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, has already instructed the police to withdraw the charges because they do not have enough evidence which could disprove her claim of self-defense. So, the Chief Magistrate allowed Neshawn Ramirez to go home after only one evening in jail.

In a Facebook post, made shortly after the fatal stabbing, Neshawn claimed that what happened was an accident. Whatever the case was, however, the couple should have been in a festive mood, because they were only 2 days away from the 1 year anniversary of their marriage. Glen didn’t make it because of the violent confrontation. His mother, Agnis Ramirez, has told the press that she did have a number of concerns about the quickness with which they had decided to get married. She said that her son insisted that this would happen, and so she went along with his decision. She added that there were no signs that she saw that their relationship could get this out of control. She counseled them about disagreements in marriage, and she was convinced that they were doing well as a couple.

Glen Ramirez was a well-known chef, and he was well appreciated by the resorts of the Placencia peninsula for his skill. He was the father of 5 children.