Albert Reid charged for Murder Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

On Tuesday May 27, 34-year-old Albert Reid was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he was charged with a single count of murder. Reid was charged for the death of 69-year-old Santana resident, Maurice Dennison Young.

Due to the nature of the offense no plea was taken and Reid was remanded to custody at the Belize Central Prison until July 15.

Reid who was detained since Wednesday, May 21, is accused of the Tuesday, May 20, murder of Young.

 On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at about 6:10 a.m., Ladyville Police visited Santana Village where they were taken approximately 100 feet into a bushy area behind Young’s home where they found his body lying face up in a state of decomposition. Young had a cut wound to the neck and was dressed in a blue long jeans pants and a pair of shoes.

Based on investigations carried out, on Wednesday, May 21, Albert Reid was picked up and a knife, believed to be the murder weapon was also found in an area of the village that Reid is alleged to frequent.