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Aug 13, 2018

4 Arraigned in Connection with the Murder of Richard Foster

Derwin Jones

There is an update to the murder of Richard Foster. The seventy-four-year-old British filmmaker, who made Belize his home forty years ago, was taken from his home at the Savannah Guest House off the George Price Highway last Tuesday and twenty-four-hours later, his body was found in the Rivera area of Belmopan. Foster had been stabbed as many as ten times to the body; his vehicle was also discovered abandoned in bushes near the water reservoir in the Mahogany Heights Community. Police say that his murder was motivated by robbery and on Friday night, thirty-one-year-old Andrew Robert Clarke and twenty-six-year-old Derwin Jones were charged for Foster’s murder.

Andrew Clarke

Nineteen-year-old Benyathi Brandon was later charged for burglary; and today, a fourth person, twenty-three-year-old Edmond Pascascio was also charged for murder. At the weekly press conference, Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett gave an update on the murder investigation.

 

Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police have since arrested and charged Andrew Clarke, thirty-one-years and Derwin Jones, twenty-six-years, both for the crime of murder and abetment to murder. There is one more person in custody, one Edmond Pascascio who will be charged later today with respect to that murder.  During the investigation, the police were following several leads, several statements were recorded and has had originally stated, the motive was robbery.”

 

Reporter

“Sir in relation to the other person who was charged for burglary, can you say whether any of those stolen items have been recovered?”

 

Edmond Pascascio

ACP Joseph Myvett

“No, no stolen items were recovered as yet, aside from the vehicle which was found.”

 

All three alleged murderers: Andrew Clarke, Derwin Jones and Edmond Pascascio have been remanded to prison until October third. They were all represented by Senior Counsel Simeon Sampson.

Benyathi Brandon

In the case of Benyathi Brandon, who was charged for burglary, he appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford today and pled not guilty to the charge. He was released on a bail of four thousand dollars and the case was adjourned until October twenty-fifth.

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