Leon Yorke charged for Murder of David Myvette Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 November 2012 00:00

Herman WilliamsOn Wednesday, October 31st, 43-year-old David Myvette, a supervisor with Maheia’s Construction was shot and killed whilst he was working on Electric Avenue. Since the murder, police arrested and charged 27-year-old Leon Yorke, a resident of #40 B Berry Street.

Yorke appeared before Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith in where he was charged with murder and escape. No plea was taken from Yorke and the Chief Magistrate explained to him that since the police are alleging that the escape occurred as a result of the murder, she would not take a plea from him for that offense either. Due to the nature of the original offence, Yorke was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until December 11th. Before leaving the court, Yorke told the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith that the only reason why he escaped from police was because he needed to inform his relatives and loved ones that he was detained for murder.

43-year-old David Myvette was gunned down on Wednesday, October 31st, whilst on Electric Avenue at around 10:00 a.m. Myvette was supervising workmen on the site when two men emerged and open fire. A hail of bullets went his direction and he was shot as many as 10 times to the body.