Cashawn Gentle Charged for Murder of Raheem Requena Print E-mail
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Monday, 31 December 2012 00:00

CassianCassian Bennett, 23, known as “Cashawn Gentle” of Ceasar Ridge Road, was charged for the Wednesday, December 19th, murder of 19-year-old Raheem Requena on Monday, December 24th. Bennett appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he was read the single charge of murder. He was unrepresented and since the charge of murder is an indictable offense, no plea was taken. He will be remanded to the Belize Central Prison until his next court appearance on January 30th, 2013.

Raheem Requena was a 4th form student at Excelsior High School. He was gunned down at the corner of Kut Avenue and Supaul Street at about 8:10 p.m. According to reports, Requena was riding his bicycle on Kut Avenue while heading to his grandmother’s home on Supaul Street when he was shot 6 times. The fatal shot made its mark in his chest. Requena was not known to be affiliated with any gang and his murder is believed to be a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time.