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Apr 13, 2015

Another Staine Brother Arraigned for January Murder of B.D.F. Soldier

Kareem Staine

On January seventeenth, B.D.F. soldier Denver Villafranco was stabbed and killed in Belize City. Three days after, Police arrested forty-one-year-old Phil Staine and thirty-eight year old Orlando Staine and charged them for the murder. Today, they say their investigation has been completed with the arrest and arraignment of a third brother, thirty-three-year-old Kareem Staine. Staine appeared in court today and was read a single charge of murder, after which he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison. He was picked up by police on Friday, and today his girlfriend told News Five that police claimed they only wanted a statement from him.

 

Voice of: Girlfriend of Kareem Staine

“The Police dehn mi want my bwai against ih bredda dehn fi evidence fi wah murder. Dehn mi want ahn fi take picture of his face; how ih face mi bruise up and cut up and buss up. When time dehn meet my bwai, dehn meet my bwai because wah bwai weh dehn mi want fi di murder bring dehn dah fi we house. And when he bring dehn, dehn come in and after wah while, Sunday, dehn tell me that dehn charge my bwai fi di murder. And dehn neva want he fi murder; dehn mi want ahn fi evidence against ih bredda dehn.”

 

Reporter

“This is regarding a B.D.F. murder…how long ago?”

 

Voice of: Girlfriend of Kareem Staine

“From eena January.”

 

Reporter

“So you boyfriend was detained when?”

 

Voice of: Girlfriend of Kareem Staine

“He was detained on Friday morning and he was charged on Sunday with murder.”

 

Reporter

“What kind of person is your boyfriend?”

 

Voice of: Girlfriend of Kareem Staine

“Miss, my bwai…I noh wah swear fi my bwai. But my bwai dah somebody from work to home, from work to home. And the bwai dehn have wah policy back there that if dehn stop yo and dehn want wah stout and you noh give dehn wah stout, dehn beat yo. And that dah weh start happen three weeks straight; dehn beat my bwai three weeks straight for stout.”

 

Reporter

“This is before the murder?”

 

Voice of: Girlfriend of Kareem Staine

“This dah before the murder…three weeks straight police gone through deh because dah back and forth. Weh dehn di fight with my bwai, any time dehn meet ahn, they got ahn di run home; they make ih run home bloody and buss up and all kinda thing.”

 

Reporter

“So your boyfriend was not involved?”

 

Voice of: Girlfriend of Kareem Staine

“No, he neva involved ina the murder.”

 

It is suspected that Villafranco was friendly with a group of men who allegedly beat up Kareem every day, and that is why he was killed. Staine, along with his brothers, is to reappear in court on May twenty-seventh.

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