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Feb 4, 2011

Escaped murderer still on the run

Miguel matus

Local authorities remain on the lookout for twenty-three year old Miguel Matus who fled from custody on Thursday following a dental appointment in Belize City.  Matus, who is serving life in prison for the cold-blooded murder of seventeen year old Priscilla Tzib, absconded around midday after visiting Dr. Bennett’s Dental Clinic accompanied by a prison officer.  Interestingly the prisoner and the officer arrived at the doctor’s office on Newtown Barracks in a taxi, a clear breach of the prison‘s modus operandi.  Matus was then given a checkup after which he was released into the care of his supervisor who reportedly loaned him a cell phone to make a call. Several minutes later a grey Mitsubishi Galant drove up to the clinic at which point Matus got in and made good his escape.  The flight has been described as an orchestrated getaway and it is believed that Matus is with his wife Thelma of Santa Elena Town, Cayo and two other persons and is making his way across the border en route to Honduras.  The convicted killer was last seen wearing a three quarter blue jeans and a blue t-shirt.  He is five feet, ten inches tall and weighs a hundred and twenty-two pounds.  Despite an all points bulletin being issued for his recapture an award has been offered for information on his location.  In 2008 Miguel Matus was convicted of the execution style murder of Priscilla Tzib in Cristo Rey Village which occurred two years earlier.  Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Matus is asked to contact the nearest police station or call the Crime Stoppers’ hotline.

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13 Responses for “Escaped murderer still on the run”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    If we had put his lights out, we would not be having this conversation. Who is protecting the family of the girl he killed?

  2. sasha says:

    They should put the police officer in jail with the HARD CORE CRIMINALS until Matus is brought into custody and given trial. How stupid can you be, who sends prisoners on doctor’s appointment in a TAXI. The police/prison should have their own transport, and if their is none, take away one of the Minister’s vehicle, it will serve the community better. And 2. you do not give phone usage to them, they can call from inside the prison on public phone DUMMY.

  3. Fed Up says:

    What a system.. yes i know Colby Foundation thinks all their criminals are good boys and deserve a chance… they all have found god and should be treated fairly…
    why was he still alive??just like BZNinCali says “if we had put his lights out”

    too bad the prime minister is too busy seeing what he can get his hands on and what he can give to his relative to see that his country is in a chaotic state. Bring back the death sentence.. this guy viciously murdered someone and is getting better dental then 98% of the population…you really have to scratch your head on this one. How much did the office get paid to let this guy run? did Colby figure he has been rehabilitated and it was time to let him run home?.. there is no other answer but, this was a total set up. A cab?? you do have to be kidding? how about soome chains and cuffs boys, two armed security on a vicious murder???

  4. MyLegacyB4myPeople says:

    Sure, why should the prime minister be concerned about anything that happens in Belize if it is not a part of his legacy building scheme? remember My Legacy B 4 My People.

  5. spanglish says:

    HEY GUYS DON’T WORRY IT WON’T BE LONG BEFORE WE HEAR THE NEWS THAT THE BODY OF MIGUEL MATUS HAVE BEEN FOUND AT THE HONDURAS BORDER, HE WAS SHOT BY POLICE OFFICERS. FUNERAL WILL BE ANNOUNCE LATER. JUST HOPE IT HAPPEN.
    NO REGRETS NO LAMMENTS, YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

    MIGUEL MATUS IS A DEAD WALKING MAN.

  6. belizeanpride says:

    so funny, now they are offering a reward to get him back, when the stupid officer in charge of him had no kind of pride in his job as a officer, how come kolbe hasn’t made a press release concerning this event? aren’t they shame of what they did? mein, lack of profesionalism in the police dep, along with the system of kolbe. channel 5 should post the pic of the so called officer so we can see the guy’s stupid face. what a shame to our country. internationally they must be laughing of the stupidities that happens in the Jewel.

  7. xtasy says:

    The one thing that really stands out to me, is what he was outside prison walls for in the first instance. DENTAL CHECKUP!!! half the population of Belize do not have the finance to get a regular check up and yet we’re bringing a convicted murderer out to get a checkup?? What have we become?? Who the heck cares if all his teeth fall out, that would be minor punishment itself for the crime he committed. I can honestly say we’re DEFINITELY moving backwards instead of ahead.

    @ BZNinCALI Im with you all the way on that comment.

  8. shy says:

    No wonder people comit crimes and could careless if they goh dah jail they eating better than a lotta people and they get free dentists etc… Dam it they living the high life in jail!

  9. JAG says:

    Meanwhile all of you are wishing the worst for him, GOD is the only one that knows and will decide. You all talk like you witnessed the crime.

  10. el alcalde says:

    We look so bad, what is our Government doing?

    Read this : http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/report_rapport-eng.asp?id=29000

  11. spanglish says:

    HAS THE POLICE SEND OFFICERS TO PROTECT PRICILLA TZIB FAMILY IN CRISTO REY, RUMORS IS THAT MIGUEL MATUS HAVE IT IN FOR THEM!!
    POLICE PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THESE FAMILY.

  12. BELL says:

    @ JAG: if one of ur love ones wud be hurted (God forbid it happens) then u will be thinking just like all of us! No one deserves to be taken away from this world only God cud decide that but those that think or feel or have killed, raped or hurted someone intentionally should be hang,

  13. canadians says:

    hi , well here in nova scotia Canada they let out the ” WRONG ” people on paroll , then they have to go find them & put them back in jail !! more then once !!! also , our government not only provides dental , they are provided a ” COLLEGE DEGREE ” if they want to do it !!! i am not joking !!!!!! so , these things happen yet it makes you wounder what happened to ” COMMON ” sence ????? let alone what is ” CORRECT !!!!!!! ” . laws should be created to match what is correct !!!!! i’m sure they could use all the ” DENTAL , TAXI , COLLEGE DEGREE , HOT WATER COSTS ect … ” to pay for creating such ” COMMON ” sence laws/rules . all this ” INCORRECTNESS ” will catche up with what should have been done & that is when the ” PEOPLE ” shall have what is also correct for them !!!! look @ what is going on now in Africa , & this is just the start !!!!!!

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