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Jun 12, 2012

Family of San Pedro teens say Police lost death threat report

The bodies of two slain San Pedro teens were recovered over the weekend in Santa Marta Village, Orange Walk. No one has yet been charged in the gruesome murders. The police have deemed it a drug related incident as initial reports revealed that the boys went to visit a friend on George Street in Belize City. The journey, according to the younger brother of Charlie Espat, included visiting a man who had threatened the life of both Charlie and Eduardo Daniel Alamilla. A notice of this threat was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office after one of the Espat brothers was busted with an unlicensed gun in April. Their Attorney, Bryan Neal wrote; “Both defendants have been receiving death threats… for which they have made a report in the San Pedro Police Station where they were apprehended. Their lives will be in grave danger if they are remanded to the Hattieville Prison.” So it seems as if the teens were strapped for danger and reported it to the police during their detention. But the father of Charlie Espat and the mother of Eduardo Alamilla are outraged with the San Pedro police, who now allege that they never received any report from the family.

 

Carmita Gonzalez Espat, Mother of Eduardo Alamilla

Carmita Gonzalez Espat

“He make I gone pay his passage here at San Pedro Belize Express. I went to San Pedro Belize Express and I paid his passage here in San Pedro. Afterwards, I call him and told him babe, your passage done pay ‘nene’. I tell ahn come home. I cook fi make you eat papa so as you reach come home. And he said yes ma, no worry. But I see time di pass and day pass and he noh reach so I called him around five o’clock because my brother asked if Eduardo reached. And I tell ahn no. he say so call your son. But like he neva want worry me and tell me weh happen because my nephew mi deh along with them and he reach. He told my bredda what was happening that dehn supposed to gone see Patrick Swan and Eric Swan weh dah friend. Me noh know this Patrick, but I know Eric Swan. I noh know weh kinda problem dehn pickney mi got with this man or what he mi do fi convince them because my brother mi already put a report here in the police station that he went to my brother house and he threatened that ih wah kill ih son and all ih family. And ih look like the police noh di do nothing. Dehn noh do dehn work. What we could expect from them. The last time I spoke to my son was Saturday night around seven. After that I didn’t—no more answer from his phone.”

 

Orlando Espat

Orlando Espat, Father of Charlie Espat and Uncle of Edwardo Alamilla

“If I come and I do a report here, how can that disappear?”

 

Jorge Aldana

“Was your son scheduled to see Eric Swan that day that he disappeared?”

 

Orlando Espat

“Excuse me?”

 

Jorge Aldana

“Was your son scheduled to see Eric Swan that day?”

 

Orlando Espat

“Yes because my youngest son was also in the vehicle. It was three of them coming from Benque to Belize. I noh know how they were going to see this guy after he already threatened to kill them. He brainwashed them and make dehn end up the go dah Belize. But my lee son, when he hear dehn di go see Eric Swan, he jump out of the ride, he jump out of the vehicle because he done know Eric Swan mi wah kill dehn. So I noh know how dehn end up di gone and see that man. But what got me pissed off is how a report can go missing from the station. I stay there like half an hour the do the report and now this Corporal Hernandez di wash off his hand.”

 

Carmita Gonzalez Espat

“I want justice sir. What you think I could do? What kinda justice I could do if the police weh have the rights to do the justice for the humans here; weh deh di do? Nothing. They disappear wah report weh my bredda come give. Front of my bredda face, ih di tell ahn ih can’t find it. That means my bredda just come chat with he dah station? Weh my bredda wah win just fi come chat and tell ahn ih problems? We come dah station fi give wi report; fi make we got protection from them. Now the report disappear just like that. But this noh di stay so sir because I gwen way dah Belmopan even if I have to stay pan di street di live so that my son and my nephew got justice. But this no di stay like that because the police here noh di do nothing. I gwen dah the Commissioner in Belmopan go ker my problem, go ker this case. I have it report dah Belize, I have it report here and dehn noh do nothing.”

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14 Responses for “Family of San Pedro teens say Police lost death threat report”

  1. now i see says:

    I could imagine how the parents feel. They knew this was comming. Making a report didnt help they needed common sense. How will you think the police will protect you if a drug deal went bad? Why you let them go there? The parents have so many questions to answer.

  2. solangel says:

    dem police are incompetent we need man jst like rocky balboa

  3. Rod says:

    And yu tha Spanish sorry but nothing will be done for you my friend hope you get Eric swan .

  4. Storm says:

    If this report is true, then our leaders need to go back to basics and invest in record-keeping systems. In the computer age, losing information should be an impossibility.

    To our lords in the GOB: lead, or get out of the way.

  5. Storm says:

    If this report is true, then our leaders need to go back to basics and invest in record-keeping systems. In the computer age, losing information should be an impossibility.

    To our masters in the GOB: lead, or get out of the way.

  6. dulce says:

    we want a fight against violence we have to get rid of those abusive and corrupt police officers starting from the main roots!

  7. dulce says:

    if we want a fight against violence we have to get rid of those abusive and corrupt police officers starting from the main roots!

  8. Al says:

    People need to understand, that when you make out a report to the police you do not leave without a copy of your signed report. My Belize people have settled for so little, they just take whatever is done or given to them. Please wake up demand more from your government. Change will only come when the people band together, take to the streets and bring INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION to the situation. I am so sorry for my people, I see a people who as long as there is some beans on the stove and a piece of bread, or a fish are satisfied with life. If little is all you want little is what you get, stand up for more, you deserve a life that is not just you born, suffer and die. This is not what God intended, this is what your stupid leaders have inflicted on you.

  9. Elgin Martinez says:

    The problem starts with the leaders of our Jewel.Corruption is rampant in the GOB,then we expect the Police Department to have integrity.It’s not going to happen.

  10. joe lopez says:

    As I continue saying, belize needs good and competent detectives to solve this crimes especfially if there was a report of a death threatening they need to take this reports seriously and found the people behind this crimes, police already has a clue, they need to investigate who is this person this teens went to visit in belize! Come on belize police3 u need to wake up and the right thing! U guys need more training and breefing every day to gain experience in the field of policing!

  11. Storm says:

    A lot of sound comments on this story — Al’s is especially strong, and we should all consider it and take it to heart.

  12. Islander says:

    Put yourselves in the police departments shoes!

    SHOULD THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BE PROTECTING PEOPLE WHO’S LIFE WAS THREATENED AS A CONSEQUENCE OF A DRUG DEAL GONE BAD?

    American Belizeans let me bring you to speed. Lots of youth here on the Cayes are
    What we call PLAYADOR they comb the beach to find drugs. Oftentimes when they find the drugs and try to sell them they end up on shallow graves . Like the triple murder a few years back in san Pedro . Or they gO missing and are never found like Chix and his friend.

    I can’t feel sorry for people who actively look for drugs to sell them , specially when those drug dealers execute them.

    The parents are to blame for this one JUST LOOK AT THE CRIPS BANDANAS ON THEIR SHRINE AT THEIR HOUSE.

  13. drose flowers says:

    I TOTALLY LAY THE BLAME ON THE PARENTS, THESE YOUNG BOYS WERE HANGING OUT WITH
    REAL DRUG DEALERS, COMMON MEIN, THE PEOPLE ARE NOT STUPID.
    THESE YOUNG BOYS WERE INVOLVE ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, THE NEWS SAYS A LOT.

    I BLAME THE PARENTS, THEY KNEW WAHT THE BOYS WERE INTO.
    THERE IN NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.

  14. George says:

    I personally believe that the government could do a-lot to reduce corruption in the Police department, which should start by paying our officers a decent salary which would reduce the acceptance of bribes which is obvious in the case of Espat and Alamilla, and furthermore eliminate political interference in the judiciary system, and introduce a stiff penalty on officers found guilty,

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