Yesterday, Jordan Burns was recaptured by police. Burns is the suspected murderer of 35 year old Carlton Moreira who was shot and killed on May 23rd as he walked in an alley in the Mayflower Street area of Belize City. According to Police, Burns is expected to face additional charges.
Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB: This occurred on the 25th after being charged for murder and after being transported to the holding cell, he escaped from police custody. Yesterday, the 30th, he was re-detained and was additionally charged with escape from lawful custody.
Burns, at only 18 years of age, is no stranger to the police. He has had his fair share of run-ins with the law. This morning, the police were asked if police brutality during previous run ins with Burns could have contributed to his aggressive nature which resulted in him murdering Moreira. Here is how police responded
Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB: No, I don’t think that is the situation. I don’t have the motive with regards to the murder, but I don’t think that is the situation. I don’t think that the police created any such or caused anybody to go ahead and murder anyone. Despite the encounters he may have had with the police