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Mar 30, 2011

Attempted murder because of TV; cousin sets cousin ablaze

No one will dispute that there is an abundance of violence on television and it is debated that the programs are influential to rogue behavior. But a nineteen year old resident of San Pedro Town is in critical condition tonight not because of the program he watched, but because he moved a TV. According to reports, Rene Martinez is alleging that his cousin, Elijia Kelly tried to snuff out his life inside his grandfather’s home. At three-fifty on Tuesday evening inside Santo Elijio’s residence, Martinez removed his grandfather’s twelve inch television set and placed it in the living room. While he and a friend watched a program, Kelly demanded to know why the TV was removed from her room. Kelly then unplugged the TV and after a brief struggle she took gained possession of the set. Martinez retreated to the kitchen to wash dishes when he felt a cool liquid pouring down his back. At that moment, Martinez turned around and saw his cousin flick a lighter and set him on fire, after which she ran out of the house. Martinez’s friend helped him out the flames on his burning body.  An uncle came by and helped him reach the San Pedro Poly clinic.  The victim was then transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is currently admitted in a critical condition.  Police have since detained Kelly pending charges.

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20 Responses for “Attempted murder because of TV; cousin sets cousin ablaze”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    START WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER……………..

    WE NEED A PRISON FARM FOR WOMEN TOO………….. THEY SHOULD ALSO BE PRODUCTIVE and earn their keep AS THEY SERVE THEIR TIME at no cost to tax payers..

  2. Disgusted! says:

    This is what human life in Belize have been reduced to because no-one is afraid the law or the lack thereof! One of the local attorn eys will get her acquitted on a technicality and the victim will live the maim and the scars for the rest of his life if he survives. Case closed!

  3. BZNinCALI says:

    One woman who should never be allowed on the streets again. No one this ignorant should be allowed to live in any society.

  4. sabuskii says:

    I LIKE THIS GANGSTA GRAMA THESE YOUNG KIDS NOW LIVE IN UR HOUSE AND THEY WANT TO RUN THINGS WHEN THEY DON’T CONTRIBUTE TO THE LIGHT BILL, MUCHLESS THE CABLE ,GANGSTA GRAMA WAS PROBABLY WATCHING DAYS OF OUR LIVES AND LEE BWAY WANT WATCH SCUBI DOO. FIRE IS THE ESSENCE OF LIFE GRAMA PROBABLY THINKING MO FYAH WATCH THE BIGGER JUDGEMENT THE LEE BWAY PROBABLY MI DI TEK TOO LONG FI WASH THE DISHES SO GRAMA THOUGHT FYAH MI WA GIVE HE MO ENERGY AND DO IT QUICKER ……………………MO FYAH

  5. cg says:

    its not lack of law, the laws are there, there is only a fraction who choose to follow. It’s LACK OF CONSCIENCE and SPIRITUALITY. The laws of the country and the laws of God give us the ability to be happy and content, yet we feel like disobeying at every turn. These kinds of things are the result.

  6. Swamp Dragon says:

    Psychotic!

  7. daveyt says:

    Lock her up and throw away the key! In reality, if she does get prosecuted, she’ll either get a fine or a few months in the Hattieville Remada. She may even plead self-defence, and say she was threatened while she was carrying the Kerosene, the accidentally spilled it onto his shirt, at the same time, accidentally lighting the lighter. Trickie Dickie will get her off scott-free anyway, and he’ll probably end up paying her damages for taking the damn TV out of her room in the first place!

  8. enuff mein! says:

    yah, we got laws……………………but no one to enforce them. tahts why people race thru red lights on central american blvd. that’s why taxi drivers speed on teh highway. thats why motorists park in the middle of the street, and thats hwy cyclists feel they can ride tehir bikes against the flow of traffic. this incident just shows HOW LITTLE BZEANS VALUE LIFE, imagine, ur own cousin!

  9. Sunshine says:

    she already gained control of the TV, just take the damn thing back into your room, stupid child. I wish Rene a speedy recovery and Elijia enjoyment in lock down away from normal people.

  10. recent says:

    Another job for wicked tricky DICKie bradley!!!! people in BZE have no respect for life and for law!!! family values have deteriorated so terrible. Seems they can do anything, their families come and defend them, DICKie comes along and problem solved!!! just see it at the house of representatives where even the PM is critical and unapologetic on how people look, what they do and what they are as Belizeans. The PM makes a mockery of the house and its members and he is to be the highest authority to uphold the law in Belize!! So what can we expect……

  11. belizeanfirst says:

    This person has all the characteristics of a psycho indeed and someone who has no conscience and remorse. TRUST THIS, SHE WILL MURDER SOMEONE(S) IN HER LIFETIME!!!! MARK MY WORDS!!! Ask any psychologist or person who has studied criminals!

  12. melly says:

    shut up your mouths u guys know nothing u think its only her fault u dnt know half of what the poor gial go through with her @$$!@#$ cousin, so keep your mouths close if you know nothing.

  13. melly says:

    That fool should have died he playing all innocent and $#!% like he nuh torment the poor woman he look for everything he got, he should have gotten more.

  14. unknown says:

    first off, none of you know wat that woman was going through before she lit her cousin on fire. U only know wat the news tell you. I cant believe Belizeans can be so quick to judge and bring ppl down to the lowest. In life if u provoke someone on a daily basis, u will get HURT! Temper gets the best of you and u do stupid things. REAL TALKS…so if ya’ll think ya’ll are so !@#$ING perfect idk wat world u live in. I know cuzz im her cousin. I dont like the judgement ya’ll are putting on here. Mark my words “mr and ms know it all”…u will eat wat u spit out. So shut up! and get ur stats rite…

  15. unknown says:

    and as for Rene…he got wat he was asking for…dont deserve d way he got it but its a lesson learnt dont take ppl lightly. i hope dis happens to all bullies who think they can get away wit n e thing. Hope he recovers and think twice befo he goes around picking on ppl.

  16. daveyt says:

    Be that as it may, unknown, she may have been bullied or abused, which we don’t know about, but she still faces an Attempted Murder charge, and if he doesn’t make it, that will be automatically upgraded to a Murder charge.

    The reason is that what she did was premeditated. She did it AFTER the confrontation over the TV, having planned what she was going to do to him.

    Even in Belize, I doubt if a jury would believe that she ‘accidentally’ (ooops) spilled Kerosene on him, and immediately ‘accidentally’ (ooops again, clumbsy me) lit the lighter! Lordy, even Dickie Bradley on a good day would stand a good to definate chance of losing this one!

    Had she have fractured his skull with the TV during the struggle, she might have been able to plead self defence, or even ‘grabbed’ a knife in the kitchen during a ‘struggle’. (Could have claimed that he attacked her in the kitchen, and had to defend herself).

    She planned it, wanted to make him suffer, or even kill him, so should be locked up!

  17. my 2cents says:

    I agree with Melly and unknown.You all get a 10 sec viewing and ran with it. That woman doesn’t sound crazy at all. She seems fed up.I do not know them and never heard of them but i know what its like for family to torture you in your own house.If he really did stuff to that lady,i can bet your sweet @$$ that he won’t be doing it again.

  18. unknown says:

    how do u know she planned it? were u there? or u a psychic? cuzz u know it all…sayin all dat BS like u arrested her. R u Rene’s attorney? Like i said…u dont know nuttin so shut up! So wat if she gets locked up…its already done. Def not gonn rott in prison dats for sure. Atleast she got a message across….ppl are capable of n e thing…be careful who u cross wit my friend…u might be next.

  19. melly says:

    Tks u my 2 cents nobody knows what the poor woman went through and as for u ms or mr daveryt becareful of how u talk what if it was ur @$$ in that position that woman was in? what the !@#$ would u have done? maybe worse so dnt act like ur so ms or ms goody to shoes. we all make mistakes and do bad things when we are in the heat of the moment. but it seem like u daveryt does no wrong cause u see ur a !@#$%^& angel. my best advice to u is shut the !@#$ up.

  20. unknown says:

    thank you 2 cents….my cousin is perfectly normal…wats unormal are u shallow @$$ ppl. Elijia dont need ur messed up judgement…leave dat for Jah, cuzz he out of everybody knows her heart and its not full of filth like you jackals…she bun fiah pan Aholes, now i bun fiah pan uno..ignorant ppl.

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