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Sep 3, 2010

Daniel Ku convicted of killing his common-law-wife

Daniel Ku

In the Orange Walk Supreme Court, it took a jury of twelve less than three hours to unanimously agree on a guilty verdict for a murder charge against Daniel Ku. He was convicted late Thursday evening for the shockingly brutal murder of his estranged common-law-wife on December sixteenth, 2006.  Nurse Anna Basto was stabbed thirty-two times to the upper body and her throat was slashed three times. Basto was found wrapped in a white sheet inside her home, just a stones throw away from the Orange Walk Hospital where she worked. While he denied committing the murder during trial, after the incident in 2006, Ku called the police at about seven-thirty and left a voice message saying that he had just killed his wife and gave a bizarre rundown of how it happened. Ku claimed that Basto threatened to kill herself because he wanted to end the relationship. According to Ku, his solution was to try and ‘choke some sense’ into her but Basto managed to cut herself on the neck. That’s when, he says, he tried to kill her with the screw driver to end her suffering. But Doctor Mario Estradabran testified that Basto was stabbed with the screw driver before her throat was slashed. She died from damage caused to her oesophagus and trachea. Justice Michelle Arana has reserved sentencing for September sixteenth.

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14 Responses for “Daniel Ku convicted of killing his common-law-wife”

  1. Elgin Martinez says:

    Hang this fool.

  2. Sam says:

    I agree hang him, he deserves that.

  3. Far Ballz says:

    i say it too , hang his …

  4. Earl Grey says:

    Add some ………… HARD LABOUR TO HIS TIME!!!!! That would ease our TAX-PAYER suffering…… KNOWING THAT HE IS EARNING HIS KEEP.

  5. No Mercy says:

    I hope this bully rots in jail! He took away a warm, loving and humble person. He chanced her out of her life and I hope he spends the next 50 years regretting it!

  6. Carlos trujillo says:

    I strongly condem this act. Hopefully the justice dept really emphsize their sentence. Its time to do social justice and hang this bastards. They r a shame 2our society.

  7. BZNinCALI says:

    OMG, we got one. Elgin I agree with you. His story was not even self serving, it was stupid. This fool cannot be set free again to kill the next woman so addicted to him that he has to put her down, so that he can move on. What an ego!!!


    It was another abusive relationship again, this time “he” brutally killed his woman.
    What a dumb …, he wanted us to believe that she fell on the knife/crew driver thirty-two times, and miraculously slashed her own throat three times before she died.
    How should they destroy the monster ? let me count the ways.

  9. emily says:

    Tie the monster up and cut a piece of flesh off the monster every 5 min until the monster is dead. That’s how u destroy all monsters.

  10. macal rivera says:

    its so sad when love goes the wrong way, either the woman end up dead,(most of the times) or the man, sometime we wonder why they stay togheter!!!!
    But this woman never deserve this, so I say HANG HIS …< Please chief justice, please have no mercy on him you know why, cause he neva had mercy on her, and this was not only one stab, imagine 32 times!!!! no man !!!! KILL HIM KILL HIM, he deserve no less.

  11. belizeanpride says:

    i never thought that brutality against woman was so intense in belize to this extreme. this guy is a mentaliy sick, he need to be hang for this before he kills someone else, jeez some guys really don’t appreciate the love of a woman, woman is the most special person in our life since we man, came from one. please let the justice prevail and punish this guy to the extreme penalty for being so brutal.

  12. Earl Grey says:




  13. Earl Grey says:



    This monster is clearly the reason why women in belize need to protect themselves, be it by law or self defence.
    The clues were always there that this monster was disguised as a man.
    how many more are out there in belize like this monster? only time will tell.

    If the rules are not changed, sadly, more belizean women will perished at the hands of the no-good men of belize.

    The GOB need to permanently destroy the minority to save the majority.

    belize need a dictator and that is the cold truth.

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