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Nov 28, 2011

Cowboy rides out of town free, but D.P.P. to appeal murder

Kevin “Cowboy” Alvarez

Kevin “Cowboy” Alvarez was in prison since the Murder of Orange Walk businessman, Hui Lin Chen on March thirteenth, 2009. Lin’s throat was slashed during what was believed to be a contracted hit. The alleged killer fled the scene and headed to a nearby river where he was surrounded by cops and attempted to shoot a path to freedom with two guns. When the smoke cleared, three police officers were injured and Cowboy was arrested. Well, tonight he is a free man because a no case submission was upheld in the Corozal Supreme Court. Attorney Kevin Arthurs made the submission on the argument that when the prosecution closed its case, none of the twenty-one witnesses were able to link Cowboy to the murder. Even the two main witnesses, Anna Gonzalez and Joaquin Castillo, who saw the suspect from a distance, could not give a positive identification. There was also a discrepancy in the testimony of the Scenes of Crime Personnel, who told the court that the suspected murder weapon, a knife, was retrieved from the scene and kept in a brown bag. However, the knife tendered into evidence at the courtroom was in a white box. Other items including shoes and a shirt were taken to court but none of it could be linked to Cowboy Alvarez. The no case submission was upheld but Cowboy’s ride to freedom was short-lived. As soon as he exited the courthouse, he was escorted back to the jailhouse since he still faces two charges of Attempted Murder against the cops that he allegedly shot. News Five contacted the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and found out that the DPP will appeal the Cowboy Alvarez case. In May of this year, Sergeant Manuel Hill, who was charged with abetment to murder, was also acquitted of the charge. Hill was accused of hiring Cowboy as hit man.

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13 Responses for “Cowboy rides out of town free, but D.P.P. to appeal murder”

  1. Storm says:

    Ultimate incompetence or corruption.

  2. abi says:

    Un*******believeble. Injuring 3 cops is not enough to’ convict an a** hole anyway?

  3. cg says:

    i think we are just wasting money on taking anyone to trial…just let them go free and let their bad actions catch up with them…we do it three years down the road anyway..sheeshh..

  4. vc says:

    Regardless what Political Party is in corruption will never end… innocent people are killed and noting seem that will be done what a shame, on our officials.

  5. vc says:

    Regardless what Political Party is in corruption will never end… innocent people are killed and noting seem that will be done what a shame, on our officials and authorities.

  6. BT says:

    OK, so if you can’t make the murder rap stick, how does it get off on shooting and injuring three cops? Would that not be a separate charge?

  7. Justice says:

    Someone should now the the same to him and do society a favour!

  8. belizeanpride says:

    EXACTLY WHAT WE ALL EXPECTED NO CHARGE AS USUAL WHAT GROUP OF @$$ WORKS IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT CAN’T CONVICT A MURDER AND CHARGE A TOURIST FOR A SNACH OF WEED ARE THEY NUTS ?

  9. BeautifulMayan says:

    I was watching this news last night and having something to eat…i nearly choked!!what the !***%…So now in Belize its ok to kill!!He should still be locked up!!!this is plain corruption!This Government is so corrupted please i want them gone!(ALL)

  10. CEO says:

    BeautifulMayan Then who will you replace them with? The last crowd that stole the cookie crom the cookie jar? How on earth will this help? We are up sh.t creek without a paddle or a poll.

    The problem is systemic and like Soddom and Gamora it would be hard faught to find one honest cop in the force! The evidence was staged!

  11. Earl Grey says:

    DNA testing will be a GOOD THING when it happens…..

  12. check it out says:

    Brazil and Jamaica and El Salvador are making improvements in curbing violent crime in their cities. They all fired about 10% of their police force due to corruption!!!

  13. Sam says:

    lawless..&. corrupted… nuff said. since when u kill someone and just get away with it.. … that is why people don’t invest in Belize.. the law is not properly enforced… nd crime rates r high… in fact, many are migrating out of this beautiful country. somethings need to be done… nd i think the gov shud be more concern abt the social issues instead of the ‘money’ part… everything seems to be about money nd benefits… that is not how it is supposed to be…

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