Two stabbed in Hattieville, one dies Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

Justin Lemoth, a 27 year-old resident of Hattieville, was remanded to prison for allegedly killing 17 year-old Richard Waight Jr., and injuring his 16 year-old friend, both of whom are resident of Hattieville Village.

Waight and his friend were on the basketball court, which is in the vicinity of the village police station, on Friday, April 4, at around 9:25 p.m. They were reportedly socializing when they had a misunderstanding with some other young men who were on the court as well. According to police, Lemoth got involved, and pulled out a knife and stabbed both Waight and his friend.

 Waight suffered a wound to the left side of the chest, and his friend suffered one to the right lower abdomen. Police were immediately called, since they were but a stone’s throw away, and both young men were taken to the KHMH. Unfortunately, Waight’s injury caused him to bleed out before he could receive medical treatment, and he passed away, while in the arms of his father, Richard Waight Sr.

 His death is not only tragic for his family, but also for the football community, because Waight was a promising young striker. He was being scouted by the Belmopan Bandits semi-pro team, who had been closely watching his progress.

 On Monday, April 7, Lemoth was charged by police with murder for Waight’s death, and attempted murder, grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm upon 16 year-old Austin Rayburn. He was arraigned the following day before the Chief Magistrate, Ann Marie Smith, who remanded him to prison until May 8 - his next court date.