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Mar 1, 2012

Manslaughter charge for man with deadly punch

Elario Frank Elijio

On Monday morning, shortly before ten fifty-two year old John Myers was involved in a quarrel with another man, when he hit Myers to the face causing him fall and hit his head on the concrete. Myers, who was slumped in the corner of a snack shop on Mahogany Street, later died from the injuries sustained.  In an interview that day, Myers’ family told News Five that the man was a relative. Today, that man, identified as thirty-three year old Elario Frank Elijio, was charged with manslaughter. When he appeared in court, it was ruled that Elijio didn’t mean to kill Myers, thus he was slapped with the lesser charge of manslaughter and not murder. Elijio was denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison until March thirtieth.

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