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Oct 17, 2011

Murder on South Creek Bridge

Karl Galvez

In Belize City, where the homicides are at all time high, a resident of King Parks was walking his girlfriend home when he met his death in the deadly South Creek area. Karl Galvez was shot at close range to his chest on Saturday night. His mother received the dreaded call after ten o’clock and as the family grieves his demise, they want his murder solved. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.

Isani Cayetano, Reporting

Thirty-three year old Karl Galvez, along with his girlfriend, were crossing this wooden bridge adjoining South Creek to Curassow Street around ten o’clock on Saturday night when a lone gunman on bicycle fired a single shot in their direction.  The bullet found its mark on the left side of Galvez’s chest, fatally wounding him.

Concita Beeks, Aunt of Deceased

“All we undastand when my niece call my daughter and my daughter call me and say, “mommy” ih say “Kim just call and say dehn kill Karl.”  I get up and my sista come and my sista say ih identify the person as her son.  Ih say because she mi think dehn mi wah ker her pan [di scene.]  Dehn gaan fi her but dehn neva ker her pan di scene, dehn bring ahn da hospital and she mi annoyed cause she had to wait forty-five minutes ya before dehn bring ih son body.”

Galvez, a resident of Fourth Street in the Kings Park area, was executed without reason.  His family members say they are unaware of any previous incident that may have resulted in his demise.  The bloodstained planks on the bridge is where he fell after being hit.

Concita Beeks

“We noh nothing.  All we know [is that] yes dehn find ah pan di bridge wid one gunshot wound and ih dead.  That da all we know so far.  We noh know nothing, nothing else.”

Concita Beeks

Isani Cayetano

“What can you tell us about Karl?  Was he one to associate with different individuals who may be involved in any kind of criminal activity?”

Concita Beeks

“No. No. Noh Karl, and I as his aunt I could safely say Karl da mi wah nice person.  Anytime you see Karly da he one di ride.  Everybody know ah as Karly.  He one di ride or ih have ih lee niece with a pan ih bike or so.”

The family, like the investigating officers, has very little leads to go on in terms of solving this crime.  Nonetheless Galvez’s aunt has a stern message to his killer.

Concita Beeks

“All I wahn say [to] whosoever do it [that dehn wah] find da person deh and whateva dehn have to do with ahn mek dehn do with ahn, mek dehn deal with ahn and just like how we di feel fu weh dehn do to my nephew and my sista son.  But dehn say God noh di sleep noh and revenge da noh fi we, revenge da fi God.  So whosoever do it dehn will find out da who.”

Isani Cayetano

“By any chance does his girlfriend live in that neighborhood?  I understand he’s a resident or he was a resident of Fourth Street.  Does his girlfriend live in the area where he was killed?”

Concita Beeks

“Yeah.  Somewhere in that area his girlfriend lives but da ih sista ih mi deh.  Da ih sista ih mi live with, by ih sista.  So he always deh with ih sista, always.”

Isani Cayetano

“Do you know if the police have made any kind of arrests or any headway in terms of investigating this murder?”

Concita Beeks

“Not as we know of.  We only know that dehn have di girlfriend still hold.”

C.I.B. personnel are continuing their investigation into the brazen homicide and contrary to reports elsewhere in the media no arrests have been made so far. Reporting for News Five, I am Isani Cayetano.

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10 Responses for “Murder on South Creek Bridge”

  1. Storm says:

    HOW TO DEAL WITH KILLERS IN BELIZE

    1. .Catch.
    2. Convict.
    3. HANG BY THE NECK UNTIL DEAD, DEAD, DEAD!

  2. Rod says:

    Storm you are the only other person on here who has the right idea on murderers we need to start hanging them high for everyone to see and make sure they have panades and garnaches fu sell so you could enjoy the spectacle come on judges and you useless gov. And pm hang all murderers enough is enough.

  3. R.T. in Vegas says:

    We need to have better forensics experts. You have to be able to prove that they are guilty before you hang people. 2nd, you have to ensure a fair trial. With current system, lots of innocent people will get hang, mostly poor people who can not afford good attorney. The thing is most of these criminals are repeat offenders which means our justice and rehabilitation program is not working very well. Also, many of the criminals are drug addicts, we do better at fighting drugs, and we do better at fighting crime. In the above case, I have feeling it is more of love triangle because I need to hear more from girlfriend..

  4. Antonio el Brujo says:

    We need to outlaw bicycles in Belize. They are used to commit too many crimes.

  5. Shattered says:

    i would actually like ceviche on the menu as well. eat it while we hang em high, then throw em to the vultures. No funeral.
    I agree with you both storm and rod.

  6. Earl Grey says:

    AND IF WE CAN’T KILL THEM…..Send them to THE PRISON FARM FOR LIFE!!!

    There THEY CAN EARN THEIR KEEP and CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY at NO COST TO TAX-PAYERS.

    WE NEED THAT PRISON FARM…SUSTAINABLE REHABILITATION CENTER TODAY

  7. panasonic says:

    We need to protest of banding all bicycles In Belize…

  8. Elgin Martinez says:

    Panasonic:Banding all bicycle isn’t going to curb crime in the Jewel.Our problem is the lock of convictions.You can detain a thousand criminals and at the end of the day if you are only going to convict one out of that thousand then you’re wasting not only your time but also the Belizean people tax-dollars.

  9. Manuel Almendar says:

    Well… if we only have dummy prosecutors, getting lawyers richer day by day , when will there ever be a first hanging?
    The nation`s leader is so weak and coward to kiss gang bang @$$#$!!!
    What else to expect?
    Have anyone ANYONE heard of a Gov kissing gang bangs?
    NO WHERE IN THE WORLD TERRORISTS ARE ALLOWED SUCH A FREEDOM AS THESE GANG BANGS IN THIS COUNTRY !!!
    OUT WITH THE BALD HEAD PLEASE !!!

  10. Phoenix says:

    @Elgin Martinez I agree with you entirely. Criminals will find a way to commit felonious deeds by any means necessary. The laws of the land need to be strictly administered and carried out.

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