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Apr 16, 2015

Saul Geovanni Ortiz Arraigned for Murder of Coastguard Officer in San Ignacio

Saul Geovanni Ortiz

A third San Ignacio resident was formally arrested and charged today for the murder of twenty-three-year-old Belizean coastguard officer, Aurelio Montero Junior. On Tuesday, twenty-three year old Saul Geovanni Ortiz, in the company of his attorney, handed himself over to the San Ignacio Police and today, he was formally arraigned for the murder of the coastguard seaman from Bullet Tree Village. Montero Junior left his home on Holy Thursday to report to work, but in the early hours of Holy Saturday morning, he would be discovered badly beaten and unconscious by San Ignacio Police at the Welcome Center in that western town. He was hospitalized for a few days and remained unidentified until the day after he passed away. Ortiz now joins twenty-one year old Wendell Obando and a fifteen-year-old minor who are on remand at the Belize Central prison. All three are to return to court on July eighth, 2015.

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