Two Teenagers Arraigned for Murder of Maskall Villager Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 January 2013 00:00

On Thursday, January 24th, 19-year-old Clive Geban and a 15-year-old, both of Maskall Village, were arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for the Saturday, January 19th, 2013 murder of 61-year-old Ervin Morales, who was stabbed and chopped to death.

The teenagers were escorted in cuffs to Court #1 where they appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith. There, they were read two criminal charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of  Morales.

Due to the nature of the offenses, no plea was taken from the teens. They were then both denied bail and remanded; the 15-year-old was sent to the Belize Youth Hostel, while Jones was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until March 7th, 2013.

On Saturday, January 19th, 2013, Morales was stabbed then chopped several times to the head and body. His attackers, believed to be a group of three, then wrapped his body in a sheet and then placed him on his bed and left him there to die.

The motive of the murder is said to be robbery as Morales’ wallet, which contained money, was stolen during the murder.

Police, we understand, first picked up the 15-year-old, who confessed to the crime and led them to the discovery of the money stolen from Morales’ wallet.

Their investigation later led them to detain Geban, also a resident of Maskall Village.