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Jose Ayala killed by gang rivals Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Jose Manuel Ayala, a 29 year-old resident of the Jane Usher Boulevard Area of Belize City was found dead inside his vehicle near mile 3 on the George Price Highway over the weekend. Someone shot him 5 times in the face in what appears to be a merciless execution.

Police say that at around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th, 2019, they responded to reports of what initially appeared to be a traffic accident. A concerned civilian passed by Mile 3 on the Highway, and that person found a white Chevy Trail Blazer SUV on the side of the road. Suspecting that an incident had occurred there, that civilian called the cops, and when they arrived, they found Ayala’s body in the passenger seat of his vehicle. They observed 5 separate gunshot injuries to his face, and when they searched his vehicle, they also found four expended 9 mm shells. That suggests that the killer may have been inside the vehicle itself; and there is suspicion that the culprit may have been the driver.

At this time, investigators know very little about Ayala’s last moments alive, but their initial investigation suggests that he attended a social event on Supal Street in Belize City a few hours before he was found dead. Though the cops have their suspicions, they’ve not been able to make any serious headway into the investigation of Ayala’s killing. They initially detained several persons, and reports to the press are that these detainees were gang affiliates who are based in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. Due to a lack of evidence, however, the cops had to release all suspects.

Reports suggest that Ayala may have had some sort of difficulty with the gang affiliates in the neighborhood, and that’s why he was killed.

 
Bail for Honduran woman accused of human trafficking Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

After being on remand for over 2 months, and being denied bail for the offense of human trafficking, 36-year-old Honduran national, Lourdes Guerrero Moreno, is out on Supreme Court bail of $20,000 plus one surety of the same, or two sureties of $10,000 each. Her bail application, the second to be heard since her detention by police in November of 2018, was heard before Justice Madam Antoinette Moore in the Supreme Court on Friday, January 11, 2019. In court, she was represented by attorney Richard “Dickie” Bradley who was finally successful in securing bail for her.

Moreno was granted bail with conditions including an order to attend all her court adjournments schedule in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court including her next court date on Tuesday, January 16, 2019. She must also report to the Belama Police Sub-Station every Friday effective Friday, January 18, 2019. She is also not to interfere with the witnesses whether directly or indirectly and she is not to be arrested for any offense while out on bail.

Moreno was first charged and arraigned in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court on a single charge of trafficking in person. The allegations being made against her is that on November 10, 2018, in Hope Creek Village, Stann Creek District, she kept a mid-aged woman for the purpose of trafficking.

 


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