San Pedro Fisherman latest murder victim on the island

There was a murder in San Pedro Town over the weekend, sandwiched between two in Belize City.

We have already told you of the death of Jason Paulino, but police have made an arrest in the death of Rolando Espat. Gabriel Salazar, a name familiar to viewers, was charged with the murder.

Superintendent Hilberto Romero tells us more about the potential motive which is still being investigated.

vlcsnap-2014-09-09-07h19m00s247Hilberto Romero – Police Superintendant

“Police took several statements.  Consultations were made with the office of the DPP, and they directed that this person be charged for the crime of murder.  It was a thorough investigation.  They had several tips and leads, and that information was followed up.

We do not have a motive at this time.  The investigators are working on that. 


“Is it connected in any way with the murders of his relatives; Mr. Daniel Alamilla and Mr. Charlie Espat?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero
“Again, we cannot say. The police in San Pedro are working on those leads.”

“Could you tell us if they are working on an angle which includes drugs?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero
“We are looking at several angles which could be drugs, perhaps the sale distribution of drugs.”

Meanwhile, police have made little headway in the deaths of security guard 21 year old Corey Howard and Michael Usher.

Supt. Hilberto Romero
“On Friday, we had the murder of Corey Howard.  Police have commenced an investigation.  Several persons have been detained and interviewed.  However, no one has been charged for that murder.”


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