Police Constable Succumbs to Injuries from Brawl Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Roy Robert FernandezThe family of 26-year-old Police Constable Roy Robert Fernandez is demanding justice after their loved one died from injuries sustained during an attack in his home village, Georgetown in the Stann Creek District. 

According to reports, Fernandez was socializing with a woman and her sister at their mother’s house on Saturday, August 3rd, when the woman’s ex-common-law-husband’s brother passed by and saw them. Knowing that her ex was a jealous man, the woman told Fernandez not to walk home alone. Therefore, he left for home in the company of the two women. According to police report, while walking home they met up with the woman’s ex and his brother. The brother began to curse Fernandez and followed him. They eventually attacked and brutally beat Fernandez. He suffered from a swollen face, burst bottom lip and complained of pain to his upper body. 

Fernandez did not report the incident and refused medical attention. It was not until sometime around 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 10th, that Fernandez started complaining that he was in unbearable pain and unable to urinate.  He was immediately taken to the clinic but it was too late. He passed away at 5:40 p.m. that same day. Police have detained the brothers as part of their investigation into Fernandez’s death.  He was on a month vacation from duty at Precinct 1 in Belize City.