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Jul 13, 2016

Baptist Arraigned for Stabbing ‘Fatback’

Michael Baptist

Last Thursday we reported on the attempted murder of Eugene “Fat Back” Webster at his Los Lagos home off the Phillip Goldson Highway. Webster had been stabbed multiple times to the neck, back and arm, allegedly at the hands of his stepson, Michael Baptist. Well today, twenty year old Baptist was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for the attempt on the life of his step-father. This morning, he appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser and read three criminal and indictable charges: one count of attempted murder, one count of use of deadly means of harm and one count of dangerous harm with a dangerous instrument, to wit, a knife. No plea was taken and Baptist was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until September second. The stabbing occurred on July sixth and information is that Webster was stabbed after he reportedly refused to give his a ride.

 

Edward Broaster

ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division [File: July 6th, 2016]

“We received information of a stabbing incident in the Los Lagos area where police visited the home of Eugene Webster and found him lying on the floor with multiple stab wounds. The ambulance service was summoned and they came and took Mister Webster to the K.H.M.H. where he was treated, undergone operation and now he is listed in a stable condition. Investigation reveals that he was stabbed by his stepson and we are currently looking for his stepson. The scene was processed and we observed that there were four knives used in the stabbing. Mister Webster was talking, I must mentioned, at the time the police arrived and explained to the officers that it was his stepson that caused the wounds to him. From what we understand, Mister Webster’s stepson was asking him for a ride and apparently either the refused or he didn’t move fast enough; that is the initial motive for the stabbing at this time.”

 

Webster was rushed to the K.H.M.H. in a critical condition, but is now recovering.

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