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Minor kills minor in Cayo Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 December 2013 00:00

Instead of preparing for Christmas Eve, the family of the 15 year-old Cayo resident, Alexander Vasquez Aguilar, had to make preparations for his funeral after he was stabbed to death by a 17 year-old minor.

 Just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aguilar got into an argument with the minor in front of Venus Hotel in San Ignacio Town, and it escalated into a confrontation. That’s where the minor allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Aguilar in the chest. Aguilar went down, and bystanders tried their best to assist him until the ambulance came to take him to the San Ignacio Hospital. Unfortunately, he died on the way there.

The minor then went home and allegedly confessed what he had done to his father, claiming that it was self-defence. Police detained him, and his statement was taken. He told investigators, that he and Aguilar have had a longstanding quarrel, information which they also got from secondary sources. He claims that he was forced to stab Aguilar.

His statement, along with all evidence have been forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to get her advice on how to proceed with the case.