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Feb 3, 2011

B.D.F. Sergeant convicted of manslaughter

Raul Magana

Also in court, thirty-six year old B.D.F. Sergeant Enrique Montejo was today convicted of three traffic offences relating to an accident in 2006, in which a police corporal was killed. Montejo was found guilty of Manslaughter by Negligence, Negligent Grievous Harm and Negligent Harm upon thirty-eight year old Corporal Raul Magana in the Corozal Supreme Court when he appeared before Judge, Denis Hanomansingh. At around ten p.m. on April fifth, 2006 Montejo was driving a Geo Metro vehicle in Ranchito Village, Corozal. When he reached between miles eighty-two and eighty-three, the vehicle collided into a Mitsubishi Mirage, driven by Magana, who was accompanied by six other persons; Marleni, Seleni, Christian and Julian Magana, as well as Elena and Mayra Pena. Magana suffered head injuries, a fractured chest and had to be cut free from the damaged vehicle; he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Corozal Hospital. His wife Marleni broke both her legs, while Seleni and Mayra were knocked unconscious. Julian also sustained head injuries, Elena had a broken hip and Christian’s leg was injured. The fourth charge against Montejo was Negligent Grievous Harm upon Seleni, but that was withdrawn when the doctor that classified her injuries failed to show up in court. Sentencing is set for February fifteenth.

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7 Responses for “B.D.F. Sergeant convicted of manslaughter”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    at no cost to tax-payers.

  2. GUMA says:

    This report omitted the fact that the B.D.F Sargeant was driving under the influence of alcohol and caused a serious accident where a wife was left without her husband and three children were left without their dad.

    Send him to the prison farm. He caused a lot of people a lot of suffering both emotional and physical.

  3. Garry Glenn says:

    I was not aware of the fact taht my friend and Squad Brother Raul Magana’s death was a result of a stupid drunken irresponsible idiot. We joined the Police Department together in 1993 and I left but remained in contact with most of my Squad Brothers and SIsters including Magana. I am gald that a level of justic has been served.

  4. CEO says:

    We have to change or system and start to accept statements given under oath and withnessed by others or video taped. They take so long to go to trial that people get transferred and move away and these guys get off simply because that person was not there to repaeat the same things he/she already gave in a statement. Here is what is stupid about this law: What if this doctor was saving another life? make sense? What if the witness died before the case was called? The could be a number of things that could change before the case is called. When this law was written there was no recording technology (video and audio) the way it is now.

    Make any sense???????

  5. tiffany says:

    I’m so glad that justice has been served for the magana.s family, although coporal Raul is not with us we still remember he, as a honest and a kind person . Thanks God justice was made on this case.

  6. Areli Magana says:

    They really do take a long time for a case to go to trial. 5 years is long time to wait for justice to be served and for us, the family, to have closure.

  7. abnerl says:

    it was time for this case to come up, and atleast his family will b able to go visit him in jail. while the magana family cannt see there love one any more. i dont feel sorry for montero.

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