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May 31, 2010

Was Thomas Logan killed over a love affair?

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The weekend’s other murder occurred in San Ignacio where a man was allegedly killed by an enraged lover of a woman he was romantically involved with. Thomas Logan admitted to his common-law-wife only three weeks ago that he was having an affair, but before the weekend was over his body was found close to Sacred Heart College. News Five’s Marion Ali spoke to the families involved.

Marion Ali, Reporting

When forty eight year old Thomas Logan left his family in Santa Elena Town, Cayo on Friday evening to report to his jobsite in Central Farm that night, little did they know that they would never see him return home again.  A critically wounded Logan was discovered early Saturday morning between an orange orchard and Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio Town.  It is not far from the home of Lupita Chan, who said she saw him late Friday evening in the area.

Lupita Chan, San Ignacio resident

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“I just passed to the shop, I see him, I say good afternoon and that’s all.

I noh hear nothing until Saturday morning I hear bout it.  I said well dah Friday evening or in the night because it was raining.  I can’t hear nothing.

But two people who did hear Logan’s desperate groans were Ivana de Paz and Anthony Codd, who were much closer to the scene of the attack, on Orange Orchard Street.

Ivana de Paz, San Ignacio Resident

“I looked out and I saw the man turning on the ground.”

Marion Ali

“Did you know him?”

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Ivana de Paz


Anthony Codd, San Ignacio resident

“The reason we knew he was still alive was because he was still moving his tongue and by the time her uncle came over he had stopped.”

Marion Ali

“Did he manage to speak to say who did this to him?”

Anthony Codd

“No he couldn’t speak at all.  He was practically gone.  When police opened his shirt we saw stab wounds on his body.  On his forehead he had a big cut, two big cuts.  “

San Ignacio police haven’t retrieved the murder weapon but they strongly suspect that the killing was the result of a jealous rage.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Wade, O.C, San Ignacio

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“Logan was visiting a female friend and when he leave the area it appears that the suspect might have been waiting for him.  The suspect that we’re looking have recently separated from the female friend that the victim was visiting at the time.”

Logan’s common-law wife of twenty three years and mother of his six children, Maria Esquivel, along with his sister, Mauricia Logan agree with police that the motive could have only been jealousy.

Maria Esquivel, Common-law wife of Thomas Logan

“Friday he come home and ih collect ih pay and ih bring di pay and ih give me my money.  He was along with another lady, and then he left.  Saturday morning they call my son from Midas to come and identify if it’s his father was the one that was killed.”

Marion Ali

“Did you know that he was seeing this other woman?”

Maria Esquivel

“Yes he told me bout three weeks ago that he have this affair with this other woman.”

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Mauricia Logan, Sister of Murder Victim

“That same week I come to Cayo because I live in Belmopan, I ask my mother about my brother and then she tell me your is doing something wrong and I asked my mother where is he, then she seh he is there.  When I open the door and look he wasn’t there so I miss him.  So she begin to tell me how my brother doing wrong things.”

While police feel that the investigation is an open and shut case, their task now is to locate their prime suspect, forty nine year old Jesus Lobos.

ACP Paul Wade

“There’s a strong possibility that he went over to Guatemalan territory so we are in communication with our Guatemalan counterparts in Melchor to seek their assistance in locating him.”

Reporting for News Five I am Marion Ali.

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4 Responses for “Was Thomas Logan killed over a love affair?”

  1. Maddyvandijk says:

    The idiots cannot help being destructive, even in the momentarily peace when people should feel safe and rejoicing someone have to die to balance things out.
    No more gun crimes, could this be putting a strain on relationships, nee.

  2. macal rivera says:

    sorry for waht happen, but two timers, or joe grinders have to understand there is a consequence to every bad choice they make. sorry for the comment, but that is why men and women need to be faithful to one another, HIV could have killed him too!!!!

  3. tim says:

    silly.. i thought grandpa suppose to know the game.. ay man.. anyways. i hope the others saw this and don’t follow his footstep.. they should be like me.. one woman man! it makes life much easier that way!

  4. Jineva says:

    Life’s not perfect and when things like this happen…your right Tim…there is a consequence.
    Being faithful is all it takes!…Let me tell you it’s not fair…gun crimes down…another something to make it seenm that the crime will never stop…Can’t blame the GOB on this one?!!

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