Two men walk away from murder charges

vlcsnap-2013-04-16-21h51m40s78vlcsnap-2013-04-16-21h51m49s165Two men walked away from murder charges today in the Belmopan Magistrate’s court.  Brothers, Herson Sanchez and Jose Sanchez, were acquitted of the charge due to insufficient evidence. The two were charged for the murder of 66 year old Rosa Cornejo, the Belmopan business woman who was believed to have been abducted and then burned to death in 2009.  The body was found on a feeder road not far from Belmopan. Cornejo had gone missing from her home a week before the discovery. All indications were that she was taken against her will from her home in the night. The following day, police found Cornejo’s 1997 Nissan pickup truck with the keys still left in the ignition. The vehicle was parked on a feeder road off the Western Highway between miles forty six and forty seven. Twelve days later Belmopan Police came across the burned remains about half a mile away from where the pickup truck was discovered. One of the Sanchez brothers was employed by Cornejo and vlcsnap-2013-04-16-21h51m22s155police investigations led to the brothers’ arrest. But today, the two accused walked free because  the prosecution could not definitely  prove that the burnt remains were even those of Rosa Cornejo. Dental records were not admissable because they were not sent from the woman’s country of origin in a format that is accepted by the court. Also, no finger prints were taken from the inside of the vehicle which police found parked on the feeder road. Today, in court, Justice Hamansingh  said there was no real evidence connecting the Sanchez brothers to the murder of Rosa Cornejo and so the brothers were free to go.

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