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Teenage Volunteer Soldier Charged for Murder at BDF Camp Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 October 2012 00:00

Clifford CruzThe Belize Police Department have arrested and charged a teenager for the crime of murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Volunteer Soldier, Clifford Isaac Cruz. Police investigations revealed that Cruz was on duty at the Militia Hall B.D.F Camp, located at 1½ miles on the George Price Highway, when he got into a misunderstanding with a 17-year-old Volunteer Soldier, Michael Rhaburn. Rhaburn then took his issued M16 rifle, pointed it at Cruz and fired a single shot. The bullet entered Cruz’s stomach and exited through his back. He was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injury. Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of National Security, Raphael Martinez, confirmed that Rhaburn was charged with murder on Wednesday, October 3rd.