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Thursday, 03 August 2017 00:00

Hilmar David Alamilla, 42, a well-known Orange Walk businessman, has been arrested and charged by police for the murder of his good friend, 24 year-old Daniel Sosa. Police have released very little information on their investigations into the shooting. That has left a lot of room for rumors to spread like wildfire about why Alamilla fatally shot his friend.

Eyewitnesses say that Alamilla, Sosa, and 2 other friends were socializing for almost the entire Friday night of July 28. They reportedly were partying together at the D’ Gym Sports Bar and Grill until the dawn hours of Saturday. That’s until the 4 friends jumped into Alamilla’s pickup truck, which was parked right in front of the D’ Victoria Hotel. That’s right across the street from the bar they were socializing at, and this was sometime after 5 a.m.

Sosa was in the passenger seat, while the other 2 friends were in the back seats. Indications so far are that Alamilla may have had a conversation with the men in the vehicle before he took out a weapon and shot Sosa in the head. It is not clearly established at this time whether it was an accident, or if Alamilla intended to pull the trigger, but of important note is that he was charged with murder.

As far as the different accounts circulating in Orange Walk are concerned, a consistent element is that the 2 friends in the back seat reportedly fled from the vehicle as soon as Sosa was injured to the head. It is believed that Alamilla removed Sosa’s body from inside his vehicle, left him lying near the entrance of the Hotel’s parking lot, and he drove home. His attorney, “Dickie” Bradley, told the press that he recounted the incident to his wife, who then called the police.

As soon as he left, a watchman from a nearby business place reportedly found Sosa bleeding out from the injury to the head, and he called the police for assistance. Police say that they arrived at about 5:45. By that time, there was nothing that they could do for Sosa, and he passed away.

Alamilla was detained a few hours later, and by Monday, July 31, he was arrested and charged for Sosa’s shooting death. He was arraigned on a single charge of murder before Senior Magistrate Albert Hoare in Orange Walk, and he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison. He will be brought back to court on September 5, 2017, for an adjournment of the case.