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Alejandro Lauriano arraigned for the murder of Theresita Flowers and Delcia Blanco Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Over the weekend, police were able to pick up and arrest someone that they say was involved in the double murder of Theresita Flowers, 64, and Delcia Blanco, 17. That man is Alejandro Lauriano, a 19-year-old fisherman/electrician and son of Bernadine Lauriano, who was shot and killed in her home on Aloe Vera Street days before Flowers and Blanco were killed.

The murder is one that stunned the nation. Police visited a home on Tibruce Street, the home of Flowers, where they saw the body of 17-year-old Blanco. She had a gunshot wound to the center of her forehead. After walking into the house, they then saw the body of Flowers with gunshot injuries to her back and buttock.

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Belize City CIB police picked up Lauriano in the Rock Stone Pond area located on the old Northern Highway. A man who goes by the nickname “Peanuts” is also being sought by the police for this double murder.

After being in detention for the weekend, Lauriano was read two counts of murder for the Saturday, March 17, 2018 murder of the two women. He appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford who explained that because the charges are indictable offenses, no plea would be taken from him. No bail was offered and he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until May 30, 2018. Also injured in the double murder were Shaniqua Ramclam, a student of Raccoon Street, and 19-year-old Daniel Hughes, who has since denied any involvement in the murder and has been released from the KHMH after 48 hours of detention.

Police are relying on eyewitness accounts of the murder and continue their search for the second person involved.