David Arnold arraigned for the murder of “Hard Rock” Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

21 days after well-known disc jockey and personality Andrew Bennett, aka “Hard Rock”, was gunned down in Belize City, police arrested and charged one man after an eyewitness has come forward and given a statement.

On June 15, 2017, CIB personnel arrested the alleged gun man, 25-year-old David Arnold, for the murder. He appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer where he was read a single charge of murder for the May 24, 2017 killing of Bennett. In court, Arnold was represented by attorney Michelle Trapp- Zuniga. No plea was taken from him and no bail could be granted due to the nature of the offense. Arnold was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until August 9, 2017.

According to police, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Precinct One CIB personnel responded to information of a shooting and visited Central American Boulevard where they saw the body of Andrew Bennett lying face down on the street suffering from several gunshot wounds to the head and body.

Initial police investigations reveal that Bennett was at the bus shed when he was approached by a gunman who fired several shots in his direction. The gunman was seen running down Antelope Street heading into the direction of Curassow Street.

A post mortem conducted on the body of Bennett by Doctor Mario Estradabran concluded that he died from internal bleeding caused by gunshot injuries.