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Jul 6, 2015

A Pair of Belize City Men Acquitted of Double Homicide Charges

Derrick Kuylen

While the murder rate continues to increase, two men went to court this morning and even before their trial started, they were freed. Twenty-four year old Charles Young Junior along with twenty-seven year old Derrick Kuylen are tonight free from a double murder charge. Trial was to start this morning in the Belize City Supreme Court, but relatives of the murder victims decided not to proceed with the case.  The duo was accused of the murder of seventeen year old Daniel Puerto and thirty-four year old Ian Martinez.  Both were gunned down at the corner of Tibruce and Hibiscus Streets on the night of February fourth, 2011.

Charles Young Jr.

The men were shot multiple times and died on the spot. A third person, Puerto’s twin brother, Darnell, was also shot, but survived the ordeal. This morning’s acquittal before Justice Troadio Gonzalez came after the crown’s two main witnesses dropped charges.  Attorneys for the two accused made no case submissions which were upheld and they were set free.  On the night of February fourth, 2011, the Puerto brothers and Martinez were all socializing in front of their house at the corner of Tibruce and Hibiscus Street, when at around five-thirty p.m.; a vehicle drove up in the area. Two men exited and opened fire in their direction. Daniel and Martinez died on the spot, while Darnell, who was hit as many as four times, lived to tell the tale.

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1 Response for “A Pair of Belize City Men Acquitted of Double Homicide Charges”

  1. Al says:

    We want the killings to stop but yet we do all that we can to have it continue.

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