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Jan 22, 2018

William Godoy Charged, but Why Did He Kill His Friend Alfredo Cowo?

William Godoy

On Friday, thirty-six-year-old William Godoy of San Pedro was charged for the murder of twenty-eight-year-old Alfredo Cowo, who had foretold his demise a week before. Cowo claimed that his life had been threatened as two officers were on trial for a shooting incident on the island involving him and five others. Officers Norman Coye and Darnell Madril were reportedly reinstated and within days after the trial, Godoy was tagged for the crime. But by all accounts, Godoy and Cowo were friends and the family of the accused says that he is innocent. This afternoon, around three o’clock, he was arraigned in the San Pedro Magistrate Court. Earlier today this is what police had to say.

 

Duane Moody

“They are saying that they have an alibi for his whereabouts but yet he was charged for the murder of this man. What kind of evidence, of course without trying the case, what kind of evidence does the police have to secure that charge against Mister Godoy? …because I understand that a murder weapon was not recovered.”

 

Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“I know that yes Mister William Godoy was charged. However we have to go on the evidence that we have on hand and whatever the different witnesses are saying. Based on that we do arrest and charge.”

 

Duane Moody

“Sir was a murder weapon recovered?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“No, no murder weapon was recovered.”

 

Duane Moody

“Since that man has been charged, has a motive been ascertained for that murder?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“There is no motive, as I mentioned in the last press brief, at the time of his detention, he was being interviewed by police but he did not say anything much in regards to that shooting there.”

 

Godoy is to return to court on April thirteenth. 

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2 Responses for “William Godoy Charged, but Why Did He Kill His Friend Alfredo Cowo?”

  1. BeeJuice says:

    So now the Belize Police force are not only into executing civilians, but are now evolving into framing innocent citizens to cover tracks. Can the country go any lower and get any more dangerous?

  2. quam says:

    so then why was he charged with no motive or evidence?? what the hell is our law?

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