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Nov 30, 2016

Mother Says Sons Did Not Kill Nelson Zelaya

Nelson Zelaya

Tonight, nineteen year old Lenford Harris Junior of Gardenia, Belize District and his sixteen year old brother from Biscayne are behind bars, charged with the murder of twenty-seven year old neighbor Nelson Zelaya, shot to death on November twenty-fourth in his yard. While police believe they have their men in relation to this incident, their mother, who has seven other children, insists her sons would have no reason to hurt a family friend. She recounted how police visited her property looking for the accused.

 

Voice of: Mother of Accused

“At the time my son yesterday, like around twelve, he call me and tell me Ma, dehn charge me so yo have to come dah di court two o’clock. So I left my work and I come over here because they said they will be here two o’clock.”

 

Reporter

“So tell us, you are a mother of nine children—you say you have seven boys and two girls. How is it from what you are hearing, do you believe your sons were involved in this murder?”

 

Voice of: Mother of Accused

“Well honestly I believe my sons dehn noh involve in this thing yah because my kids are not that kind of person weh dehn think that they hold fit is murder.”

 

The minor is remanded to the Youth Hostel at Mile twenty-one, George Price Highway; his older brother is in the Central Prison. Their mother says she was not present to witness the minor being charged, in violation of his constitutional rights.

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