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May 16, 2017

Guatemalan ‘Good Samaritan’ Murdered on Coastal Road

Edwardo Samuel Caal Sub

A father of seven children was executed on Monday morning when he attempted to assist persons in a traffic accident.  The Good Samaritan was a Guatemalan national who lived with his family in Hope Creek, Stann Creek District. Edwardo Samuel Caal Sub was driving behind a stolen vehicle that was transporting a set of robbers from Silk Grass Village on the Southern Highway. When that vehicle overturned, Caal Sub went to help, but he was shot and killed and his car used as the getaway vehicle. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

At around eleven-twenty on Monday, there was a traffic accident on the Coastal Road in Stann Creek; a Ford Explorer SUV lost control and overturned near an orchard several miles down the dirt road, from its junction with the Hummingbird Highway. The extensively damaged vehicle and blood stains on the door are telltale signs that someone was badly injured. But it wasn’t an occupant of the vehicle, it was a Good Samaritan who had stopped to render assistance and instead lost his life. Thirty-nine-year-old Guatemalan resident of Hope Creek Village, Edwardo Samuel Caal Sub was executed; shot to the back of the head. His body was discovered shortly after by a family, who saw as a blue car sped off towards Gales Point.

 

Magali Hurtado

Magali Hurtado, First On the Scene

“A guy was coming right there and he told us that there was an accident. And when we went to see there, we see the man outside with a gunshot in his forehead.”

 

Duane Moody

“When you got out there, what did you see?”

 

Magali Hurtado

“We just saw the car right there, very damaged.”

 

Duane Moody

“And the guy, where was he?”

 

Magali Hurtado

“He was faced down on the ground beside the car. What the police says is that some men had committed a robbery in Silk Grass and they were coming right here in that vehicle and then the man was coming behind them and when he see the car was in the accident, he stopped to see if they needed help or something. And then they killed him and then they take the car that the man was driving.”

 

Duane Moody

“So they took the guys vehicle and continued up the Coastal Road?”

 

Magali Hurtado

“Uh huh! Uh huh!”

 

The killer, along with his two accomplices, escaped in a two-door Subaru car, driven at the time by Caal Sub. The vehicle was later found abandoned near La Democracia Village and has now been impounded at the Hattieville Police Station, pending further investigation.

The callous crime occurred near White Ridge Farms Limited on the Coastal Road. Caal Sub left his house in Hope Creek to visit with his older brother, who worked at the establishment; he never made it to his destination. Blanca Noriega found out about her common-law-husband’s demise several hours later, after four p.m. while at work.

 

Blanca Noriega, Common-Law Wife of Murder Victim (Translated)

“They asked me when was the last time I saw him. I said this morning. He was at home with me and he went to the farm to see his brother and that’s when they did this to him. At around eleven o’clock he left my house.”

 

Caal Sub is a father of seven children, four with Noriega. She says that she doesn’t know what she’ll do since the breadwinner of the family has now been killed.

 

Blanca Noriega

Blanca Noriega (Translated)

“I feel bad because who will help me now in the house. I will have to work harder to take care of my children. I don’t know what I will do. He was thirty-nine-year-old, going on to forty. He was a very calm person that didn’t have problems with anyone. He didn’t like drinking, he didn’t go out. He was only going to visit his brother when they did this to him. If they wanted to rob him, why didn’t they just take the car, they didn’t have to kill him.”

 

The area is isolated and according to Magali Hurtado and her family, it’s the first time this has happened. The murder has left the family traumatized.

 

Magali Hurtado

“Yes, we feel afraid, yes.”

 

The family is asking for assistance to lay Caal Sub’s body to rest. Duane Moody for News Five.

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1 Response for “Guatemalan ‘Good Samaritan’ Murdered on Coastal Road”

  1. spike says:

    I hope God punishes the murders severely and, at the same time, blesses Mr. Sub’s family abundantly.

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