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Mar 8, 2011

Fatal stab began from a feud over a stolen bicycle

Jason Pott

Later on Saturday, a father of two and former B.D.F. soldier was stabbed to death allegedly by a seventeen year old minor.  It is believed that a feud over a stolen bicycle several weeks ago led to a string of altercations between twenty-seven year old Jason Pott and Devaughn Goodger.  Pott was among sixty recruits who were qualified and excelled as officers of the Belize Defense Force in November 2007.  He was named Champion Recruit for Intake Forty-Nine but met an unnecessary death.  The dispute Pott had with Goodger escalated to a physical confrontation in which he was fatally stabbed in the chest as he left his girlfriend’s house on Cleghorn Street.  According to Pott’s sister, who spoke with News Five off camera, he was repeatedly threatened by Goodger’s family prior to his stabbing on Saturday.

Voice of: Jason Pott’s Sister

“My lee cousin mih deh with ahn and my lee cousin say that when dehn stab Jason ih say Jason take off ih shirt and Jason ask ahn please rush mih da di hospital.  Ih say and Jason sihdown eena di bicycle handle and dehn dih ride go up stop and di police officers dehn sih dehn gwein up stop and dih police officers dehn knock dehn down.  And when ih knock dehn down ih say ehm my bredda get up and my bredda ask dehn please ker ahn dah hospital and he get eena di truck.  He get eena di truck ihself and dehn ker dehn dah hospitl.  Ih say di police refuse fu help ahn and my cousin say dah he one help my bredda.  My bredda mih di fight fih ih life so I noh know if dah weh dehn knock ahn down if da that cause ahn fi dead.”

Fitzroy Yearwood

Sergeant Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“Police investigation so far [uhm] we know that Jason Pott, twenty-six year old male of Belize City, originally of 10 Victoria St. was riding his bicycle somewhere around the Slaughterhouse Road area and Cleghorn Street when he was attacked by a group of men and one of them apparently delivered a deadly blow, a stab wound to him.  I know that Pott was pronounced dead at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and so far we have arrested Devaughn Goodger for the crime of murder.”

Voice of: Jason Pott’s Sister

“Bout wah month ago my bredda Jason mih deh dah ih girlfriend house and he leff ih bicycle pan ih girlfriend verandah and when he come out he notice that the bicycle was not there and he saw the young man ‘cross from ih girlfriend house and ih sih dih young man pan di bicycle and ih gaan ih gaan to the mother and told the mother that ih son deh pan ih bicycle if ih could please get ahn back ih bicycle.  And di mother refused like she cuss out ahn thing and he say well da one bicycle and ih neva had papers fi it and whatever so he never bother with it.  And deh mi come round ya, he mih deh out ya wahn Saturday and dehn come round ya by ih ma and dehn threaten ahn.  Dehn he deh yah di whole Saturday weh ih stab ahn with.”

Goodger is in police custody tonight pending charges.

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10 Responses for “Fatal stab began from a feud over a stolen bicycle”

  1. MADDYVANDIJK/DEREALIST says:

    Waste of life really and two more little kids will have to grow up without a father. Ignorance, ignorance, ignorance is such a deadly disease. How much more will we lose in our lack of education.

  2. Earl Grey says:

    WHEN will THE CHURCH reach out INTO THE COMMUNITY and PREACH that LIFE IS A PRECIOUS GIFT FROM GOD???

    THE CHURCHES HAVE FAILED US!!!!
    THE CHURCHES HAVE FAILED US!!!!!!!!
    THE CHURCHES HAVE FAILED US!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. EMS says:

    Dearly beloved, Arrogance and ignorance are the two most dangerous evils in the entire universe. Ignorance & Arrogance is wreaking havoc on the entire World due to our Pseudo Educational system, not lack thereof? What is needed is a new orientation coupled with a very strong re-evaluation of our core beliefs and values.

  4. Reel says:

    why the police press officer did not mention that the deceased was being taken to the hospital on a bike but was detained by the police due to riding contrary to the flow of traffic. how much time was wasted during this second mishap?

  5. daveyt says:

    The others with Goodger should be rounded up and locked away too – conspiracy to murder or as accomplaces – lock the whole lot up for ever!

    But, as ever, no convictions will come out as a result. case file will go missing, technicalities will be used, and also the favourite – no witnesses coming forward due to fear or being killed themselves!!!

  6. BZNinCALI says:

    If Pott’s sister’s story is accurate, the rest of the accused family needs to be in jail as well. Until parents start behaving accordingly & cut the ignorant spit, there is no reason for their children & the people who look up to them to behave any better. Your child comes home with a bike that does not belong to him, you give it back to the owner, you apologize & make your worthless child do the same, that’s common decency & puts the child on notice that this will not be tolerated. Whether or not this 17 year old gets off or not, expect more of the same. Lock his @$$! up & throw away the key.

  7. Disgusted! says:

    R.I.P. neighbor. Sincerest condolences to the Jones and Pott family. Now sue the police!!!!!!!!!

  8. Xaan says:

    Our justice system is just foolishness. Mien…. If the story is right, that guy could have lived.

    R.I.P

  9. Earl Grey says:

    i would guess that……. THE POLICE HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO THAN HARASS PEOPLE RIDING UP STOP.

  10. Elgin Martinez says:

    Everyone including this fool and his mother should be put away what a bunch of ignorant clungs.What justification is there for killing this young man for his own bicycle.

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