Guatemalan woman murdered in Stann Creek
A Guatemalan national was killed in Belmopan on Saturday. One man is detained and charges are pending. There is another Guatemalan national, who has been murdered in recent days, but is only now reported. This time the victim is a woman, who was murdered in San Roman Village in Stann Creek, on Good Friday. Sixty-four year old Etelbina Barillas was allegedly bashed in the head with a blunt object during an altercation with Wilson Abimael Ramirez, also a Guatemalan national. Both Barillas and Ramirez were farm workers in San Roman. Last week Wednesday, Barillas’ body was transported to Guatemala for burial at the request of a relative. Ramirez has also been charged for the murder in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court and is currently on remand at the Hattieville Prison. So far there are thirty-two murder victims since the beginning of the year.