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May 3, 2011

Stabbing victim, Elvis Rhamdas, passes away

Elvis Rhamdas

The other victim did not die from gun violence, he succumbed to stab wounds. Forty-one year old Elvis Rhamdas, who was viciously knifed on Holy Thursday whilst standing at the corners of Victoria Street and New Road, passed away after a weeklong battle for his life in the intensive care unit at the K.H.M.H.  On the night of April twenty-third, Rhamdas got into an argument with a group of men near the intersection.  One of them drew a dagger and stabbed him multiple times before leaving the blade embedded in the back of his neck.  Elvis was the son of Steven Rhamdas Sr., who was shot along with his granddaughter Janay Moguel in February of last year.  Today News Five spoke with Steven as well as Sergeant Fitzroy Yearwood about the incident.

Steven Rhamdas Sr., Father of Elvis Rhamdas

Steven Rhamdas Sr.

“My wife was working the MOD at the Princess Hotel and I was sleeping and when she woke me up she came in and told me that they just stabbed up Elvis, my son.  So I said “What?” I said it can’t be she said yes man, she said they phoned her from the hospital and told her that they just stabbed up the boy and they brought him in, you know.  Well anyway I said well it’s already too late [and] I cannot go there so I went the morning and when I went that morning they made me see the guy right and when I saw him he was in a coma and he was in bad shape but it looked like the doctor had already taken the blade out of him because I understand it was a blade they stabbed him with.  They gave him about seven stabs; three in his head, one in the back of his neck where the knife got stuck and three in his chest, his chest plate around here. Nearly every day I went there and I checked on him but the last time I went to check it was Sunday when I got a call that he got very serious and I must come immediately.  When I went there the boy had died already.  He passed away 11:15 but I went there around a quarter to twelve and the doctor came out and he talked to me and said the man was right there in the room but they couldn’t do anything else for him.”

Fitzroy Yearwood

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“We had to upgrade the investigation to a murder investigation due to Elvis Rhamdas succumbing to his injuries whilst undergoing treatment at KHMH on Sunday.  We have people, suspects that we are looking for, who we believe can help us in this investigation and hopefully bring some closure to the family.”

Isani Cayetano

“Did he at anytime while being hospitalized tell any of the officers who his attackers may have been?”

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood

“No Isani, unfortunately no.  We have asked publicly and I’m asking again that if anyone has any information to please come forward and help us.  We need all the help we can get from the general public in trying to solve these homicides and other crimes.”

Despite upgrading their investigation to murder, police are no closer to identifying the suspects involved in the deadly stabbing.

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9 Responses for “Stabbing victim, Elvis Rhamdas, passes away”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    My condolences to you & your wife, no one deserves to be visited by this kind of tragedy the way yours has been.

  2. I Have Awaken says:

    Pain; physically and emotionally, should be a catalyst for humans to create a potential for learning; these lessons always included patience, tolerance and the ability for the light touch. Very often the catalyst for emotional pain, in this case, death, will simply result in the opposite, in a bitterness and impatience, a souring; thus we see the results in vivid colors in real life and on t.v., on an almost daily basis. The great preponderance of Belizeans find themselves in what may be a perpetual childhood of consciousness; in other too many of us don’t seem to be maturing enough to ascend from basic animalistic behavior to a more, serving-of-others behavior. It would be of significant value if these people of this vibration and negative polarity, can be shown that they would rapidly advance in the materialistic as well as spiritual world if they worked together instead of feeding off each other and instilling, perpetuating and recycling negative energy. Unfortunately, there are too many outside influences/distractions that is preventing this, and those outside influences/influences distraction have been manifested for just such a reason. It is all about control and the easiest way to control people is by giving them the tools to oppress themselves.

  3. I Have Awaken says:

    Another analogy is: we seem to fail to realize that everything is one, the rocks, the trees, the birds, and humans who are the most consciously aware being on earth which should be the entity that should have realized this long time ago; do not. Criminals and people we classify as animals are only the symptoms of a sick society; they can be considered the boil that pops on on your back because your body is dirty and filthy from not taking care of yourself and pumping garbage into your body; the boil popped up at that spot because that was probably the weakest point on the body thus that point was more prone to manifest into a boil. It is more or less the same principle we see in society; especially in Belize; our society is rotting from the inside out and these twisted people are Belizean society’s boil, showing us how sick we have become. We are each of one, one of each and all apart of the Creator. praise no man or god, just give Thanksgiving to the Creator, which is us, all of us just like every atom, cell, organ make up the body; be of service to others and stop being of service to self and maybe the next harvesting with be of a more positive polarity than negative.

  4. MADDYVANDIJKDEREALISTA says:

    I’m sure fewer guns would mean fewer shootings, but like we have seen here on the news week after week if it’s not shootings, bludgeoning, strangling, smothering, beatings, and its stabbings – 101 ways to kill your enemy.

    It seems to me that if you are shot or stabbed and taken to the hospital, one out of ten might survive going under surgery. Is it a government conspiracy? And is the government really against wasting public money, and is that’s what this is about.

  5. Justice says:

    My heart grieves fo this family. they have gone through so much. Life seem unfair at times but you know what, eventually justice will be served!

  6. Belama Resident says:

    Belama Police Station still close down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. D-Power says:

    I Have Awaken…you have really awaken, I can tell by your postings. But you know what some people like the ones committing these crimes would call you…”CrazY”. When in fact they are the insane ones. I for one agree on various points of your analogy.

  8. Earl Grey says:

    AND……….THE MURDER SHOULD BE SENT TO………..

    THE SUSTAINABLE REHABILITATION CENTER…..Prison Farm……..FOR LIFE!!!

    WHERE HE CAN EARN HIS KEEP and CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY at no cost to tax-payers.

  9. I Have Awaken says:

    D-Power, criminals are the spiritually weakest and most negatively polarize among us, so I will not use to term ‘crazy’ for these are just lost souls trying desperately to figure out their path. As society we need to learn to understand that when one is harmed all are harmed; when one is helped, all are healed. Therefore, in the name of WHO I AM and I am one with all; I ask that ONLY THAT WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL CONCERNED happen here and now…and through all time and space. I give thanks that this is done. SO BE IT!

    “I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.” Albert Schwitzer

    “All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of Life; he is only a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” Chief Seattle, Nez Perce, 1854.

    “He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own self…” Buddha

    “There is only one breath. All are made of the same clay. The light within all is the same.” Guru Granth Sahib

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