Matura and Taylor Families exchange Words outside Courtroom as Murder Charges are laid Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:00

On Wednesday May 23rd, 31- year-old Andrew Willoughby was arraigned in Magistrate's Court on charges of murder for the killing of 11-year-old Daniel Matura, Jr., who is his cousin-in-law. Also appearing in court was Brandon Taylor, who was charged for the murder of Kaylon Matura, who was killed on Wednesday May 16th on Central American Boulevard in front of the Matura family home. 

The men's arraignments caused a verbal outburst outside the courtroom by relatives of Kaylon and Daniel Matura against Taylor’s mother, who was outside the courtroom in support of her son. The verbal disagreement did not escalate as relatives from both sides had an ugly exchange of words for each other.

The verbal disagreement  began just as Taylor was being brought from court where he was read a single charge of murder for the death of Kaylon Matura, the uncle of Daniel Matura, Jr. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, who remanded him to the Belize Central Prison until June 26.

 Minutes after Taylor was placed into the cell area of the Magistrate’s Court, the man who police claim killed his own relative, Andrew Willoughby, was also taken into court to be read one count of murder for the killing of Daniel Matura Jr., the 11-year old student of Sister Clara Muhammad School,  who was accidentally shot on Monday, May 21, also on Central American Boulevard. Willoughby was additionally charged with two counts of attempted murder upon Brandon Taylor and Roy Felix, who it was alleged Willoughby shot at but missed and killed Matura No plea taken from him and his case was adjourned for June 27.