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Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:00

Frank NealOn Friday, March 8th, a 17-year-old was escorted to the Belize City Family Court where he was read a single charge of murder for the killing of Frank Neal, 36, stevedore of Port of Belize, in Belize City.
The minor, who is a resident of Cemetery Road was captured by police on Tuesday following  the execution of Neal.

He appeared before a magistrate at the Belize Family Court in the company of a relative where the charge of murder was read to him.

Due to the nature of the offense, no plea was taken and since he is a minor he was remanded to the Wagner’s Facility  located on the Compound of the Kolbe Foundation.

He is due back in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on April 30th.

On Tuesday evening, March 5th, 2013, Neal, who is a frequent customer of a local journey cake shop on Glynn Street, was met by a lone gunman who fired a single shot causing his fatal injury.

He fell into a nearby drain and died shortly after.

His niece said that her uncle was known to frequent the area of Glynn and Cairo Streets regularly in the evenings after 5:00 to purchase journey cakes.

While Neal’s execution style murder is said to have been as a result of a robbery, his relative said they do not believe that since none of his personal items were taken that day.

Relatives say Neal was no trouble maker and that he had never been to the court on any charges before.

Frank Neal is the nephew of Lionel Michael Neal who recently was acquitted of an attempted murder.
He had no children.