Keonia Ara murder accused appear in court
The two men accused of the gruesome murder of eighteen-year-old Keonia Ara were formally arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court this morning. Teakettle residents, twenty-two year old Jaime Patnett and twenty year old Shaylon Santos appeared before a Magistrate and have been remanded until May fifteenth, 2017. Shaylon Santos is the older brother of Shemar Santos, who was charged with the murder of Ernesto Wiltshire earlier this month. He is also the man who Ara’s mother, Sherlene Mai, told us she suspected of killing her daughter. The two murders are believed to be connected through Ara. Police believe that the teenager was killed because of jealousy. The cops suspect she was killed at her home, and then taken in a vehicle to the Belmopan dump where her body was burnt.