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Jun 20, 2011

San Ignacio man killed because of romantic liaison

David Guerra

It was a violent weekend in the city and the west. Early on Saturday evening in downtown San Ignacio, a man was killed in front of a restaurant and an acquaintance will be charged for his murder. David Guerra was stabbed once in the chest and died shortly afterwards. According to his family, the suspect, forty-nine year old May Bush, has given a statement to the police taking responsibility for the crime. The motive is not yet confirmed, but it appears to be over a romantic liaison among members from both families. News Five’s Andrea Polanco reports.

Andrea Polanco, Reporting

Tonight two Santa Elena families are in shock. The Guerra family is getting ready to bury their son, twenty nine year old David Guerra while the Bush family will have one of their own remanded for murder. On Saturday evening shortly before five, Bush and her common-law husband were  socializing at Yan Zhong Restaurant and Bar downtown San Ignacio when some minutes later a fight broke out outside of the establishment that left one man dead with a single stab wound to the left side of his chest. Fifty-nine year old Juan Guerra recounted the eye-witnesses testimonies of his son’s murder.

Juan Guerra, Father of Deceased

Juan Guerra

“What the people told me that there were many many eyewitnesses that my they saw two guys holding my son from the hair, which it is the person who commit the murder husband and the other guy to right now I don’t know who he is. And emm the lady husband hold him from the hair and the other one come and hold him from his two hands and she come and ih stab my son.”

Andrea Polanco

“So do you know David was doing down in that area near the restaurant?”

Juan Guerra

“No, I don’t know what he was doing really don’t know nothing. But according to the Chinese that my son was not there and he was just passing by.”

Bush had reportedly threatened the Guerra family on a previous occasion.

Juan Guerra

“The woman, I know ah like May Bush eh had problem with my family. Because about one month ago she come right yah right in front  at my house and start insult me and my whole family and she halla with big loud that she will kill one of my son. That’s what she says; I will destroy you and your family. So but with David, no other body, anybody I know she have no other problem. What she had against my family I really don’t know.”

Today Guerra says he’s hurt and in disbelief that the police left his son to die that day:

Juan Guerra

“And that is what hurt me more when the police reach they went and handcuff my son and throw him in the vehicle and my son was telling them he is the one who get stabbed and if they can please take him to the hospital and the police ignored all that and they stayed there until my son bleed to death. So in this case I put blame to the police because they are the ones who shudda mi take my son to the hospital and maybe he was going to be saved.”

May Bush

But to leave him to die like a criminal is not justifiable, Guerra says, because his son was not a troublemaker:

Juan Guerra

“That’s one of my good son, my good son. I don’t  know when he drink, I don’t know if he is sober because anytime he come he just go to his room and he go and sleep and the next day then I notice he’s at home.”

Andrea Polanco

“So if he had any problems he wouldn’t maybe talk to you or tell anybody about it?”

Juan Guerra

“Yes, he would do tell his brother and his same brother he was talking to that day, if he have any problem he will tell his brother. So my son who is his brother is surprise because he didn’t tell him nothing.”

Bush will be remanded to the Hattieville Prison tomorrow on a single charge of murder. Her common-law husband was released without charge. Reporting for News Five, I am Andrea Polanco.

San Ignacio Police did not comment on the allegations made by Guerra that his son was left to die.

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12 Responses for “San Ignacio man killed because of romantic liaison”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    The question is not what he was doing there, the question is why the young & old don’t seem to have a lick of common sense. Why are the other two idiots who restrained him not under arrest?.

  2. cindy says:

    GUess then police should be charge for letting him die. they new very well that the guy is well known for what he is. one criminal in the streets.! hence a reason why he was left to die!

  3. belizeanpride says:

    i don’t swallow the crap mr. guerra is saying whole santa elena knows that the guerras are trouble makers, fight pickers and worst sell drugs so please don’t bring that crap and the story does not really goes like this, is far different which has involve both david and the bush family previous altercations. channel 5 go back and do a next interview to local people anonymously and see the truth.

  4. Belize says:

    Did anyone notice the title says “San Ignacio Man killed because of romatic liaison” and then the story never mentions any romantic liaison at all? The person questioned had no idea why his son was killed.


    you guys need to hear the two side of the story, who in San Ignacio and Santa Elena don’t know May Bush? like gringa these are women that really messed up men lives.
    May Bush is a woman who has had over one hundred men she has about one dozen children with different men, all she does is drink drink and party, most of the time she neglets her kids to go partying, you can always find her at the local bars drinking, she is about fifty years and most of her men are less than twenty years, the life May Bush lived is what lead her to this, i knew that someday she would get in serious problem and it happen, now she will spend the balance of her life behind BARS!!!!!

  6. B grovy says:

    Mama couger kill one of cubs……

  7. Victoria says:

    and why is this woman not in handcuffs,

  8. Mr,Minister says:

    to all the readers no one is perfect and the case of drugs it doesnt means that u r bad come on stupid u buy and use it dats y u no customers r rite/and the fact that he is from Santa Elena doesnt means dat police brutality unprofessionalizm and stupid and ignorant give dem the right to leave a human being to more thing why isnt the murder handcuffed
    she beta stay ina jail

  9. Mr,Minister says:

    Mr.Perfect since u no all,pls help us from dis depression oppression and save us from drugs and poverty

  10. Revolution says:

    Belizeanpride, no offence or disrespect i don’t know any of the parties involved, but it doesn’t matter if who was in the wrong or what both parties have done in the past, the fact of the matter is that a crime was commited and justice should be served. If the young man was a drug dealer, trouble maker, that still did not make him any less of a man I leave with this to beare in mind, a man’s life was taken and nothing can justify this act because we don’t have the right to take anyone’s life except for the man above.

  11. pinky says:

    yes revolution I agree with you no matter who u r,no one have the right to take away any one Life, and nobody is perfect in this life,all a we are d same humans being, we have the good and bad matter who commit the crime justice should be done.

  12. nanny says:

    You know who are we to judge! We can point fingers and condem others , but lets look st how things is bad out her , no job , no money what u expect! A guy sells drugs foolish is the one who buys it right! so why fusa bout it ! Stupid is the woman who have had so many man in her life , but we dont know many women dont have the luck of finding a good man! right? Murder is committed we dont know the motive ! but yet we condem, just because we tend to know what that one is and so on…… I really think she should stay in jail and wait cause she will only fine her death out ! Who Im scare ofr isthe children she left behind .God be with her and may his soul rest in piece !

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