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Apr 1, 2016

Mother of 4 Comes Forward Following Death of Dean Dawson

Dean Dawson

Investigations continue into a fatal traffic accident in which Dean Dawson was hit and killed by the highly connected Director of the Press Officer, Dorian Pakeman who was heading from Orange Walk to Ladyville at around eleven-thirty on Wednesday. Pakeman maintains he has been working closely with the police to bring closure to the tragedy. Today, the mother of four of his children told News Five’s Duane Moody that she was in contact with him by text just prior to the accident.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

On Wednesday night, forty-five year old mechanic Dean Dawson was knocked down and killed by a vehicle driven at the time by Government Press Office Director Dorian Pakeman. Pakeman says that they were both traveling towards Ladyville when Dawson swerved into his path. Despite efforts to avoid the collision, Pakeman hit the cyclist with the government issued burgundy Isuzu D-max.

 

Juanito Cocom

Insp. Juanito Cocom, O.C., Ladyville Police [File: March 31st, 2016]

“He was heading from the direction of Orange Walk to Ladyville and between the miles twenty-two and twenty-three in Biscayne he observed a person riding a bicycle in the same direction who suddenly swerved into his lane. He tried his best to avoid a collision by swerving to his left also; however, he still collided into the cyclist.”

 

Today, a woman with whom Dawson shares four children—ages six, five, four and one—came to News Five’s studios. Sherla Adolphus, a resident of Crooked Tree Village, says that up to his untimely death, she and Dean had been living together for the past six years in the village. She last spoke with Dawson by phone around ten-thirty, less than an hour before he was struck by the vehicle. According to Adolphus, Dawson was traveling home towards Crooked Tree.

 

Sherla Adolphus

Sherla Adolphus, Mother of 4 Children

“Ih say Boom wah bring him home the guy never bring him home and so apparently he walk to Gardenia on his feet and when he reach to Gardenia, he picked up his bicycle and continue ride coming to Crooked Tree. Coming, he called me on the phone at ten-thirty-one. Ih say babe, I di come pan bicycle. I say you noh serious.  I say why you noh call Alan fi come fi you. Ih say Alan tell ahn how ih tired. After that I noh hear nothing more. I continue text fi he phone, call his phone and nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing. Yup to seven-thirty di morning, I still noh know Dean dead.”

 

It was not until after eight on Thursday morning that Aldophus was notified of Dawson’s demise. She immediately went to the area between miles twenty-two and twenty-three on the Phillip Goldson Highway where her common-law-husband’s life was taken.

 

Sherla Adolphus

“I’m grieving so much. Please talk to me and cherish me mein…it is so hard mein. I take it out on my own and went to the scene. I identified his slippers down there, a key, I pick up a twenty-five cents and I pick up his roll-on that we just buy Tuesday evening.”

 

Dawson was the breadwinner for Adolphus and their four children. Today, she pleas for assistance since she is unemployed.

 

Sherla Adolphus

“Four of them and it is so hard for me to even say that their father died to them. I haven’t said anything and they are asking for their father. The oldest one, the oldest one. and Abraham get up this morning and say, Mommy dehn wah bury daddy like Gilly and I tell ahn yes baby. That’s all I say. But the other one is just asking for a foster parent; Pastor Roberts that always helping me with them. He’s the breadwinner of my home; I don’t work…he takes care of me and those four children. Anything I need, it’s Dean I have to depend on. So I ask whosoever do this mien, please look out for my children. I am not even worrying about me, just my children. Take care of them for me please.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.

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4 Responses for “Mother of 4 Comes Forward Following Death of Dean Dawson”

  1. Rod says:

    I can guaranty you this udp person will not even be charged Belize has become like the rest of Central America the ruling gov. Can committ murder and get away with it.

  2. Marie says:

    So sad, while these areas are dark and bicycles have no reflectors, I can’t understand how was the crime scene identified if his wife still picked up some of his belongings. I know people drive crazy just because they are in a vehicle and always forget pedestrians. Hopefully, you won’t go without some compensation. Drivers use the same excuse, swerving, come on.

  3. Jane says:

    I think Pakeman should be charge…anybody who drives know that when your overtaking you NEED to pick up speed so since he was overtaking there is no way he could have been at speed limit…his speed was the reason he killed Dean, some type of charges should be brought against him…Is it because ofhis position he cannot be charged??

  4. Jane says:

    I think Pakeman should be charge…anybody who drives know that when your overtaking you NEED to pick up speed so since he was overtaking there is no way he could have been at speed limit…his speed was the reason he killed Dean, some type of charges should be brought against him…Is it because of his position he cannot be charged??

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