Brothers charged for BDF soldier’s murder

Two brothers, 38 year old Orlando Staine and 41 year old Phil Staine, were charged with the murder of 22 year old BDF private Denver Villafranco, when they appeared on Tuesday before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith. They were remanded into custody until February 25.

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 17.

vlcsnap-2015-01-21-08h12m02s252vlcsnap-2015-01-21-08h11m45s86According to reports, Denver Villafranco was attacked by 4 men while he was at the corner Sunflower Street and Complex Lane in Belize City, about 150 yards from his home. Private Villafranco was hit on his head with a crowbar, his abdomen was slashed with a knife, he received multiple stab wounds to his chest, and he was punched and left lying in a drain.

By the time the police arrived at the scene he was already dead.

The fatality was preceded by an altercation which occurred while the deceased and a friend were drinking.

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