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Feb 10, 2011

Aunt of Charles Young Jr. says he’s innocent of double murder charges

Charles Young Jr.

Twenty year old Charles Young Jr. has been fingered as one of two gunmen who assaulted a trio last Friday evening as they stood talking at the corner of Tibruce Street and Hibiscus Lane.  Despite being charged on Tuesday for the murders of Ian Martinez and Daniel Puerto as well as the near fatal shooting of his brother Darnell, Young’s family vehemently denies his involvement in the incident.  According to his aunt, Young was only arrested and charged after his father took him to Eastern Division to query a search for him.  The family further alleges that whilst in detention Young was whisked by members of the Special Homicides Unit to the Magistrates Court, unbeknownst to his father, where he was read a slew of charges.

Voice of: Relative of Charles Young Jr.

“On Friday I was called, I got a call from one of my sisters telling me that they were searching my brother’s house on Police Street and then only my nephew, fifteen year old Brandon was there.  And police had put gun on him searching the house.  We didn’t have any problem with it. I called his father and I tell them to get there because I don’t know what is happening.  We didn’t know what was the problem so later on we understood that they were looking for Charles Young Jr. for questioning.  So he wasn’t around.  He was up the road with his girlfriend because he barely stays here because police harass him too much and when he came down on Monday morning his father had took him into the station along with his attorney.  He got a call from the police station saying that some Mr. Zetina wanted to see him so he went to the station waiting to see Mr. Zetina.  His father went to the station to wait to see Mr. Zetina.  So when he went to see [him] he was at the front.  Up to yesterday afternoon at twelve o’clock Charles Young hadn’t been charged.  I questioned the police when I took his food and they said no he’s for a pending investigation.  So by his father waiting they took him in a vehicle, take him to court and charged him at court.  Which I don’t think is fair.  You cannot put a charge on somebody if you don’t have a proper investigation or a proper identification parade.  So I am appealing to the Police Department to do a proper investigation of this matter before framing and spoiling someone’s character.”

Charles Young Jr., who appeared before Chief Magistrate Margaret McKenzie on Tuesday has been charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of dangerous harm and one count of use of deadly means of harm.  He is to return to court on February sixteenth.  Belize City police are still looking for a second suspect in the double murder.

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10 Responses for “Aunt of Charles Young Jr. says he’s innocent of double murder charges”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    The poor baby is a grown man & whether or not his father brought him in, the Police did not need his father’s permission to do anything. Whose home were they supposed to search? They had a bloody warrant. Someone has to be the adult here, 2 people were murdered & as inept as our police may be, they did not pick this little angel’s name out of the air.

    None of us want to believe our children or relatives are bad, some are…..Just remember that a living child in jail may be a disappointment & an embarrassment. Understand how vulnerable he, his little brother & the rest of this family is if the streets believe he is guilty but allowed to walk free. Let him face the consequences….

  2. Rightchoice says:

    Bs. Oh !@## look at the time. Do you know where your nephew is? You can never give a proper account of people if you are not around. For Christ sake Google Charles Young Jr. and search it on the Media website and awe a beautiful Angel appears. Try it if you don’t believe.

  3. Concerned Belizean says:

    Police need to do proper investigation – not only for this trial but for much others – they just want to pin it on someone and close the case. they are getting paid to just sit on their @ss and do corruption. Even if he was to be charged, don’t sneak it in – be professional and tell the guys dad and his lawyer what is happening. the police are full of corruption and they search people house without any warrant. i agree nobody want to say they fish stink, but the police are NOT DOING THeiR JOBS!!!!

    the media needs to bring the info to the public too, these twins weren’t ‘angels’ – make your bed hard you sleep on it…. a person cannot be charged without evidence…. lazy policemens – same thing they did with another murder case – they just pick up any body and charge them so the people can think they are doing their jobs
    you can’t charge someone witout the proper evidence

  4. John Boy,Carson,Ca says:

    That is apart of the problem.Family members are in denial.They don’t want to accept the fact that their angels are animals.The police was not harrassing this animal.They were doing their job.They should have hunt him down and shoot him like the dog that he is.

  5. I love Belize says:

    spread you bed hard sleep on it hard.
    if you did the crime, you should serve the time
    but it would be sad that someone would go to prison for something they didn’t did.

    We’re all human beings and noone would want to see this in their families.. they are indeed in denial – but as a belizean we all have rights! we all know the law – no guilty or not guilty we need to use our rights.

  6. 2 cents says:

    NO ID parade Dicky has his nolle pros already………………. 1 more slip up d cops made……….i bet that same aunt wan b his alibi ………………

  7. John Boy,Carson,Ca says:

    It dosn’t matter if he walk.He will get kill sooner , or later Street Justice will take care of him.That is juctice Belizean style.

  8. Elgin Martinez says:

    Charity begins at home.Where are values?

  9. BIG MAN says:

    my dog wa walk

  10. citbank online says:

    If you don’t want to get fined, then ask the people who would fine you, the police in Elkins Park, PA!

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