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Jan 17, 2012

Murder in front of home in Japan, Ladyville

Elvis Cowo

There has been a dip in the number of murders, but just after seven o’clock on Monday night, a young man lost his life for no reason.  It is a senseless murder for which there was no provocation or altercation. Elvis Cowo had just stepped outside his house when a group of young men rode by. When he did not step aside as he was told to, he was stabbed to death. The murder has the family of Cowo in shock and grief.  News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

Twenty-nine Elvis Cowo was murdered on the street in front of his house on Monday night. The bloodstains on this street in the Japan area of Ladyville are the only signs that a gruesome incident occurred. Cowo was safe at home and went outside when his boss called him out to the street.

Mary Quinteros, Sister of Elvis Cowo

“He was just watching TV and the boss come out to find the bicycle and he went out to give the bicycle. Then he was talking and the guys passed and said to get out from the road and he just get closer to the vehicle. That’s when they got vex and returned. They were on bicycles.”

Jose Sanchez

“So they just didn’t like him being out there in front of his own yard?”

Mary Quinteros

“Uh huh.”

Jose Sanchez

“According to the boss, do they recognize who these people were?”

Mary Quinteros

“Well my ma say they don’t recognize them, but I hear that the police have someone. When that happened the boss came running and told my mom that they are killing my brother. And then when my mom and bigger brother came out, he was dying.”

Mary Quinteros

Jose Sanchez

“Was it one person who stabbed him? Do you know? Did they tell you?”

Mary Quinteros

“He told me that it was two of them and one did it.”

Jose Sanchez

“So your brother’s boss saw the entire incident?”

Mary Quinteros

“Yeah, the boss saw all what happened and the chauffer of the doctor because he work with a doctor.”

Jose Sanchez

“Now what happened next? Was he alive when the ambulance came and took him to the hospital?”

Mary Quinteros

“My ma says that he died out there.”

It’s a crime that occurred without provocation and Cowo’s sister says poor child rearing skills and lack of role models are the causes of situations like this one.

Mary Quinteros

“I think the police have to be more in the streets because here in Belize we’re having some problems; that everybody are looking at it. many gangs and young people using drugs and are involved in problems. And I think that the police have to do something. And not only police, but parents too—to look at their children to see what they are doing. I think that no one has the right to do what they done—to take the life that they don’t give. And the police have to do something. And if they don’t do anything there is a god that is looking at all that is happening. I pray for those people to know god and to change their lives because no one wants his sons or daughters in these problems.”

The police department has detained a twenty-one year old Ladyville resident for questioning in relation to the incident. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

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9 Responses for “Murder in front of home in Japan, Ladyville”

  1. Rich Kid says:

    Wow just because he wouldn’t move out of the way hmmm there must be more to this story i wonder if after these guys passed through if the victim didn’t shout or call out the suspect by god forgiven name race can be a factor in this case….

  2. Earl Grey says:

    CATCH THE KILLERS and SEND them to THE PRISON FARM 4 LIFE.

    There at THE SUSTAINABLE REHABILITATION CENTER… THEY CAN EARN THEIR KEEP and CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY at NO COST TO TAX-PAYERS.

    BIG THE PRISON FARM IN SOUTHERN TOLEDO TODAY… 4 A BETTER TOMORROW!!!

  3. Rds says:

    Society today has gone to the dogs, it’s like everybody think they are bad and they can do anything, you see the young boys on the street side and you even afraid to watch them or else they threaten to kill you, and don’t even trying to say anything to them cause they immediately talk of going for guns. It’s like they run things in society now, the hard working everyday taxpaying person lives in fear. it’s so sad to see how things have gotten, and in reality i think parents are to blame, they don’t instill peace, value of life and morals in these youths anymore… i think we really need to start killing people who thinks like this, because in reality they are a threat and wast to society, and by doing that we send a message that we not tollerating crap from them anymore…

  4. ABC says:

    We dont need lawyers for PM, we might b needing a retired Army General too so that crime can b handled.

  5. Menoknow says:

    EVERYONE DO AS THEY LIKE, THIS IS THE NEXT GENERATION SPOKEN BY THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, THE HOLY BIBLE, MORE UGLY THINGS WARE TO COME SO GET SET AND READY, BEG GOD FOR YOUR SOULS, TEACH YOUR CHILDRENS THE GOOD WAY, GO TO CHURCH WITH YOUR HEART AND MIND, REPENT OF YOUR SINS, REPENT!!

  6. BeReal says:

    ABC, Maybe its time for Col George Lovell to step up for the leadership. He is a well respected and has what it takes to direct Belize into real development and fight crime. Now his hands are tied by politicians.

    We need “mano dura” initiatives to fight crime. Look at Mexico, now Guatemala following along by now having elected a retired General as President.

  7. Emma says:

    I totally agree with RDS… You live by the gun, You die by the gun….

    If they are so bad there is bader then them, and for sure GOD dont like Ugly… you could run away but you cant run away from your self because eventually you will get caught, because when you do bad bad will follow you so you can’t run away from your self.

  8. emma says:

    I agree with RDS…… they are COWERS!

  9. Emma says:

    I totally agree with RDS. You live by the gun , you die by the gun
    When you think your bad there is badder, You can run but you cant run away from yourself.
    God Don’t like UGLY.. I call people COWARDS who do thing like that..

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