Protest over Killing of Mario Vernon

About 50 persons participated in a protest in Punta Gorda Town on Saturday. It was held due to the killing of  Mario Vernon earlier this month. Vernon was shot in the head on January 13th by a police officer. There have been different versions told of what transpired but the...

Police still investigating Mario Vernon killing; despite charge laid

Another case where a police officer has been charged with a crime is in the shooting death of Mario Vernon which took place on Saturday January 13th in Punta Gorda. As we told you, family members of Vernon are not happy with the charge of  “Manslaughter” which has been levied...

Vernon family upset by “manslaughter” charge

The family of Mario Vernon who was shot and killed last Saturday night in Punta Gorda by a cop, is upset over the charge that has been levied against the officer. Police  say that on the directive of the DPP, they charged 23 year old PC Tevin Aranda for “Manslaughter”...

Police Officer charged with “Manslaughter” in shooting of Mario Vernon

The police officer who shot and killed Mario Vernon on Saturday January 13th has been charged. According to police, today, January 16, 2018, they charged 23 year old PC  Tevin Aranda for “Manslaughter” . Police say the charge of “ manslaughter“ as opposed to “murder”...

16 year old charged for death of Shakira Villanueva

Police have formally arrested and charged a 16 year old minor in the death of Shakira Villanueva.  Villanueva was knocked down in the village of Guinea Grass in the Orange Walk district on Wednesday, January 3rd. She died 5 days later. Today, Police say that the 16 year old boy...

 Krismar Espinosa not guilty of murder of prison inmate

Yesterday, 28 year old Krismar Espinosa  was found not guilty of both murder and manslaughter in the death of fellow Central Prison Inmate, Keon Swasey. The incident happened on Christmas Eve back in 2009, when Swasey was stabbed twice to the chest with a homemade knife. Justice...