Stephen Flowers remanded for New Year’s murder of Leon Garcia Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

The first murder of 2018 took  the life of Leon Garcia and that murder has since led to the remand of 24-year-old Stephen Flowers. Flowers, a resident of an apartment in Pink’s Alley, appeared unrepresented before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser on Monday, January 15, 2018 where he was read a single charge of murder.

The murder of Garcia took place on January 1, 2018 at around 3:30 a.m. while he was walking with Raheem Reed and other friends. The group of men was walking on Barrack Road in Belize City when they came under attack by a group of at least 30 men. Garcia, Reed, and others attempted to flee but Garcia would be fatally wounded after being stabbed multiple times to the chest and abdomen.

In court, Flowers was told that no plea would be taken from him since the matter is an indictable offense. He was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until March 15, 2018.