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Dean Dawson Jr. Charged for Wallace Donald Matura’s Murder Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:00

Dean Dawson Jr.On Friday, April 12, police charged 22-year-old Dean Dawson Jr. for the murder of Wallace Donald Matura. On February 15, 48-year-old Wallace Donald Matura was shot while standing in front of VIP Wireless at the corner of Orange Street and East Canal. Minutes earlier he had intervened to stop an older male from harassing a female child. The man later returned with another male and opened fire with a handgun in the direction of Matura. He was shot to the stomach, left leg and left arm. He died six weeks later, on March 27, as a result of complications from the gunshot injuries.

Dawson Jr. was unrepresented in court as he appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith. Since the matter is an indictable offense, no plea was taken at the Magistrate’s Court and bail could not be granted. Dawson Jr. will be remanded at the Belize Central prison until his next court appearance on June 11.