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Jun 22, 2012

Witness tells how Felix brothers killed his friend

Emory Felix

The murder trial of brothers, Maurice and Emory Felix continued today before Justice Herbert Lord in the Supreme Court. They are charged for the fatal shooting of twenty-nine year old Mitchum Heredia, who was ambushed and killed inside his vehicle on April tenth, 2006.  Romel Palacio Junior, Heredia’s friend, testified as a witness to the murder. Palacio, the crown’s main witness, lived in the same apartment building as Heredia and gave a vivid testimony about what he saw. He recounted that at around six-twenty-five that evening, he went outside because the dogs were barking and saw Maurice and Emory leaning against a parked car on the street. Palacio noted that he easily recognized both men because it wasn’t dark as yet and there was nothing obstructing his view. According to Palacio, he then spotted Mitchum coming in his vehicle and walked out into the yard to meet him. But the brothers allegedly ran into the yard behind Mitchum’s car. Maurice is said to have opened fire at Palacio, who ran and hid under the verandah.

Maurice Felix

Palacio says Maurice could not find him and returned to the front of the yard where Emory was reportedly holding Heredia at gunpoint. He says he heard Maurice tell Heredia (quote) “Bwai, you di play.”(unquote). While he couldn’t hear his friend’s response, he saw Maurice shoot Heredia once in the head. Heredia slumped over to the passenger’s side of the car, but sat back up and Palacio could only watch as both brothers unleashed a barrage of bullets on him from close range. Palacio says he yelled out and then heard Emory ask Maurice if he was dead. So he ran away again and when he could no longer hear the brothers in the yard, Palacio went to the vehicle and found Heredia already dead. The trial continues on Monday and Palacio is expected to be cross-examined by attorneys Simeon Sampson and Arthur Saldivar, who represent the Felix brothers.

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9 Responses for “Witness tells how Felix brothers killed his friend”

  1. Storm says:

    Palacio is the hero of the day — a Belizean witness brave enough to come to court.

    I hope his courage is rewarded with justice for his murdered friend, and that the Felix boys meet justice as well — at the gallows.

    When every Belizean is willing to come to court and tell the truth, we can start to defeat the gangsters.

  2. Storm says:

    Palacio is the hero of the day — a rare Belizean witness brave enough to come to court.

    I hope his courage is rewarded with justice for his murdered friend, and that the Felix boys meet justice as well — at the gallows.

    When every Belizean is willing to come to court and tell the truth, we can start to defeat the gangsters.

  3. Al says:

    Since they were brothers in crime, hang them together as brothers. It is sad to hear the testimony that refers to them asking if he was dead. These brothers are so bad together, I wonder how bad they would be if the gun was pointed at one of their heads.

  4. Bze_25 says:

    Im glad witnesses are taking a stand!!! But so much for concealing their identitiy!!! Now everyone knows his name and anyone one the suspects friend or family can come look for this young man!!!! How foolish can you be? Protect the innocent people!! Couldn’t you just have put the “witness” and just state at this time we can’t reveal his/ her name due to ongoing investigation or to protect his/ her identity?

  5. Rod says:

    Hang them hang them high and if these attorneys keep getting these murderers off perhaps the in Belize city we need to start hanging people ourselves no more barrow are you listening no more lets start hanging all murderers ourselves this gov. Is useless everyone being paid off .

  6. Citygial says:

    Storm i cant agree with u more. Palacio is a true hero. These animals set up two other animals to kill Palacio’s father in his own home infront of his wife and grandson just becuase they cudnt find palacio who they wanted to kill so he couldnt testidy. and as for Arthur he is as cold as they come. You can say its your job but at some point in time morals has to kick in. these felix brothers are a poison to society and so is saldivar who can alwys be found hobnogging with the vilest of criminals.

  7. belizeaninasia says:

    God, I pray that You protect this young man because this dutty system sure won’t. Amen.

  8. Storm says:

    Maybe we need to hang the crooked lawyers, too. I have no doubt some of them bribe and intimidate witnesses, and more. That makes them abettors to murder.

  9. brandy black says:

    Its save to say the witness is lying, Their is no way someone shooting in mid day only one witness &,no one else is saying they were in the vicinity, It is only human nature when you hear gun shots you run for the cover in the oppose direction. How is it possible the witness was able .over heard the accuse conversation if he is hiding, and wasn’t that close ,unless the accuse were speaking very loud , due to everyone that was present dissappear Again where is weapon ,their finger prints,the gun powder on their hands and clothes..99% of i witness make a mistake some people do look alike, it’s very unfortunate the grieving widow who lost her husband in such a violent and innocent way, but she has no proof in her testimony. What is the motive for the killing

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