Fourth person faces “Mr Rigo” murder charges

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye resident Alfredo Trapp today became the fourth person to be charged with the murder of 42 year old taxi operator Jose Beltran, also known as Mr. Rigo, on April 28, 2015. Beltran was found dead in his vehicle in the San Juan area of town around ten in the morning, with a gunshot wound to the head and both hands and feet bound. Police previously charged Luis “Cito” Campos, Mark Arzu and Santos Garcia with the murder. Trapp was read charges of murder and conspiracy before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith and was remanded to return on June 30. Police, who believed Beltran was targeted for his vehicle, picked up one of the suspect shortly after responding to the scene and confiscated a boat with 75 horse power motor engine which they believed to have been used to leave the murder scene.

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