Mother and Daughter Murdered by Boyfriend
There is a heinous double murder to report tonight. A mother and her daughter were cold bloodedly shot this morning at their house in Carmelita Village on the Northern Highway. Another family member was injured and is hospitalized. What makes this latest double homicide even more insane is that the trigger was allegedly pulled by an enraged ex-common-law husband. News Five’s Isani Cayetano spoke to witnesses and family members about the tragic murders.
Joseph Rhaburn, Son of Deceased
“It’s really hard you know. When you see things like that you noh know what fi do. I hope dehn ketch da man weh do that because he noh should do that mein.”
Joseph Rhaburn was at work this morning when he was informed of the brutal slaying of his mother and sister. Upon arriving in Carmelita moments later he observed this green Land Rover parked in the middle of the street near the family residence. Police had already began processing the scene.
“When I reach police done mih deh right ya. Dehn done mi di like how you know when somebody dead you cyant come close to the person, to the person from your blood because that da fi dehn work right. “
Inside their humble abode was the lifeless body of thirty year old Ana Cortez. She had been shot to the right side of the abdomen. Her former common-law husband Lorne Lisbey, wielding a shotgun, then exited the wooden structure where he trained the weapon on fifty-one year old Anacleta Pech and fired another round to the center of her chest with surgical precision.
Wilward Jones, Resident of Carmelita
“I have known Lorne for sometime and it’s a big surprise to us because he is so quiet. He’s a guy that’s always trying to work hard and do everything he knows to make life meet and it’s very surprising to me what had happened today.”
According to Wilward Jones, a close friend of the family, he also learned of the tragedy while at work sometime after eleven o’clock this morning.
“I was at home working and a friend just called me and told me that they killed my friend, that my friend killed his wife and other people along with him, his in-laws, you know. I ran over to see what happened
By all accounts the couple had been together for the past six years and had quite a turbulent relationship. Their endless arguments eventually led to Ana returning home to her family recently.”
“Really, really dehn neva mi have wah good life you know, every time [deh mi di] fight and this and that and this man Lorne anything, any lee problem he like push it that my mommy have fault [eena it] and all ah dehn things and da noh so, you know. He noh should do that, if you wahn fix something you should fix it in a correct way, noh like the action weh he tek fu come and di kill my mommy and my sista. That noh correct.”
A throng of residents later poured onto the street in front of the residence, many in tears at the commission of such a callous act. What led to the violent encounter remains unknown but what will be committed to evidence is a statement given by Roque Cohouj, an eyewitness seen here, who told police that Lisbey entered from the back of the yard where the shooting began. Jones believes that the murders were premeditated.
“This is his jeep right here that I am leaning on. His working tools and everything [are here.] You can see from here that he intentionally come here so I don’t know what the problem really is.”
Also at home at the time of the rampage was fifty-three year old Santiago Alberto Cortez as well as Judith Rhaburn. Rhaburn was rushed to the Northern Regional Hospital where she is receiving treatment for injuries received during the shooting. The bodies of both mother and daughter were later carted to the morgue in Orange Walk Town. Meanwhile Lorne Lisbey remains at large and is being sought by Orange Walk Police. Reporting for News Five, I am Isani Cayetano.
Lisbey is hunter by profession and when he separated from Ana, he continued to live in the village.Email This Story