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Jul 10, 2012

Mother of man killed on San Pedro says he left home with a soldier

News Five’s Andrea Polanco went to Belmopan today to locate the families of two men, who were killed in a shootout with lawmen in San Pedro. The relatives of Alexander Mazariegos say they don’t believe the accounts being given by law officials. His mother told Andrea Polanco that both her son and Garcia left Belmopan with a Belize Defence Force soldier.

 

Andrea Polanco, Reporting

Martha Mazariegos, the mother of twenty-two year old Alexander Mazariegos, says that she got the news on Monday evening that her son was dead. The last time she saw him was like two weeks ago, when this picture was taken. She said that following her youngest son’s departure from Belmopan, she was unable to make contact with him.

 

Andrea Polanco

Alexander Marzariego

“When was the last time you saw your son, Alexander Mazariegos?”

 

Martha Mazariegos, Mother of the Deceased

“About two weeks ago. He went to my house in Cayo to get his clothes and he went to the bed where I was lying down and he hugged me up and told me he loved me a lot. I just had that in my mind that nothing is going to happen to him because all the time I used to tell him to please mind himself not to get in trouble. And then last week I called him and told him I needed to see him and he told me he was in Camalote with some friends and I told him to come to see me and he didn’t come. From then I’ve been trying to call, call on his cell phone and his other friend’s phone and none of them answered me.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Now, you say he worked here in Belmopan; what kind of work did you son do?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“He was doing construction work to help my daughter-in-law with the kids.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So did he tell his fellow co-workers that he was leaving Belmopan?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“No, no one didn’t know anything.”

 

Mazariegos says she had no idea her son was out in the cayes. He was with his best friend, twenty-three year old Alley Ismael Garcia; and so it ended that the two friends who stayed together, died together out near Rocky Point.

 

Andrea Polanco

“Were you aware that he was out in the Cayes?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

Martha Mazariegos

“No ma’am I know he was working here in Belmopan, but I didn’t know he was out in the cayes.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So his other friend is Ismael Garcia?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“Yes ma’am they are like brothers. They grow up together and they always go at my house and I always see the other one as a son too.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Were you ever aware that they were maybe caught up in illegal activities?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“Well, my son went to jail already due to his kids’ mother because of carnal knowledge but not for murder or other things.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“This other guy who died in that incident, Kendale Flowers; have you ever met him?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“No ma’am, never.”

 

Kendale Flowers

Andrea Polanco

“Your son never mentioned his name?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“No, the only person he would ever bring home in Cayo is Ismael; no one else.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Do you or any friends or any other family member ever got any news that he had any guns or ammunition with him; anything like that?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“No, never, never because like five or six years ago here in Salvapan they chopped him up they wanted to kill him because they wanted to rob him and up to this day the police didn’t do nothing to those guys who did it to him either.”

 

David Henderson

But according to Police, Mazariegos had access to weapons. This picture, which they say was obtained a month ago, shows Mazariegos with a high powered rifle.

 

David Henderson, Acting Commissioner of Police

“This individual, he is an individual who we know is from Belmopan area, from the Salvapan area. In fact, these pictures obtained about a month ago and if you make keen observation on the firearms, you’ll see the nine millimeter is identically similar to one that was obtained during that incident on Saturday. If you look at the M-Four carbine, it is identically the same. These pictures were obtained one month prior to this incident. So in no way, shape or form, the security forces had to really plant or put or cause any injury to anybody.”

 

Today his grief stricken mother, Martha Mazariegos, says that she wants someone to be held accountable for her son’s death because the pieces add up.

 

Andrea Polanco

“Do you think he is the type of person to open fire like that on the coast guards or the B.D.F.?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“I don’t believe that; I don’t believe that because if he would’ve fired shots after them a coast guard or a police would’ve get hurt or die. Why only the three of them died? That means they shot them they didn’t do it like the way they are saying; that’s a lie; they shot them.”

 

Andrea Polanco

Now, Ms. Martha, you said your daughter identified the body. Did she tell you to what areas of the body he received injuries?

 

Martha Mazariegos

“He has a one on his chest straight to his heart; one in his head and two in his neck.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So four shots in total?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“Yes.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So you think there is some kind of discrepancy in the story?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“Well, according to my daughter a police in Belize City told her that a B.D.F. has to see with it and that B.D.F. is here from Belmopan so according to what I know, he took them there. So I need them to find him and let him say what he has to say about it.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“The B.D.F. took your son and Ismael?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“Yes to work for him in I don’t know what but he was the one who took them to San Pedro. All I’m begging for is justice for the police who killed my son; those coast guards to pay for it because he leave behind two kids. How will my daughter in law take care of these babies?”

 

Andrea Polanco

“How old are the kids?”

 

Martha Mazariegos

“One is two years old and the other is five months.”

 

Reporting for News Five, I’m Andrea Polanco.

 

According to a release sent out this afternoon by police, both Garcia and Mazariegos have numerous robbery charges before the Belmopan Magistrate Court. The Garcia family, like the Flowers family, also told News Five that something is amiss with the reports given by the joint forces; but they didn’t want to give an official comment.

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31 Responses for “Mother of man killed on San Pedro says he left home with a soldier”

  1. Storm says:

    It is a tragedy when gangsters have children, or when family men turn to crime as a profession, because the inevitable end is a tragedy for the children.

    But law-abiding people have a right to live in a society free of criminals. Crime was the life they chose, so nobody can shed a tear for this foreseeable result.

    That said, I hope in some way the children can be taken in and supported and raised by a decent family so that they need not suffer any more.

  2. MADDYVANDIJKDEREALISTO says:

    Every time something bad happens in Belmopan it’s in the Salvapan area, or residents. (See crime history from Belmopan).

    From the photos Kendale Flowers, Alexander Marzariego posed comfortably with their weapons, at the same time revealing their true criminal and carnal nature to less tolerable viewers.
    Good riddance.

  3. jahkid says:

    They were criminals. No questions to be answered. They deserved what came to them, how many innocent people have been hurted by these parasites? Soldiers don’t die on a shoot out. They are trained to kill. No soldier places himself a target and then fires, never. You mothers need to be careful with the type of kids you grow and if you do not know the life they are living, just say so and save yourself embarrasment. I can trust a soldier with a weapon of those caliber but not any other civilian. Any civilian seen with a weapon with that caliber is a criminal. What do they want those weapons for? What are they doing with those weapons? How did they end up with those weapons? Some BDF personnel should be brought up and investigated again on the lose of those weapons from the BDF armoury. Some BDF members are involved and know what is going on.

  4. from the West says:

    If the police had the pictures for a month, there is reason to believe that the police did some enhanced interogations on them to find those weapons. In the end, the interogations probably went a bit far, but I have no problem if the police or miltary forces take some extreme measures. Extreme circumstances in Belize call for extreme measures.

  5. jeeboo says:

    If you are in possession of a stolen military weapon, you cannot be executed. It’s simply fair to kill you. It is a national security concern.

  6. Sports Fan says:

    If it was a planned assassination, well done! It’s time to do that.

  7. Elgin Martinez says:

    Come on Martha your son don’t even have the decency to return your call that says alot about him.

  8. shabba says:

    please stop put these people on tv. They are criminals. imagine if the police nevah got these pictures.

  9. jungle says:

    this mother is lieing about her son, she told the media first tthat she did not know if her son is in san pedro, and reading the interview, she say that a bdf took the two oof them to san pedro, wat a lie, mothers please do not support crime, this mother need to be charge too

  10. drose flowers says:

    MARTHA MARTHA, DON LALO DAUGHTER!!! FROM THE TIME THESE PEOPLE SET FOOT IN BELMOPAN THEY ARE KNOW AS CRIMINALS, THIS IS NOTHING NEW SO WHY MARTHA PUT A SHOW ON TV? IF SHE IS TRYING TO GET THE PEOPLE SYMPATHY THEN I AM SORRY, THEY WON’T GET THAT, MARTHA NEVER ONE DAY DISCIPLINE HER SON, FROM WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP MARTHA CONDONE ALL HIS NON SENSE, SO SHE JUST THE REAP WHAT SHE SOWED,
    IT’S DISGUSTING TO SEE CHANNEL FIVE INTERVIEWING THIS PEOPLE, THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW THEM MIGHT FEEL SORRY FOR HER, BUT TO WE THE BELMOPANESE WE KNOW BETTER.
    WE COULD NEVER GO AND TELL MARTHA SOMETHING ABOUT HER SON, EVEN WHEN WE KNEW HE WAS DEALING WITH ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, SHE WOULD CUSSED OUT THE HELL OUT OF YOU, BECAUSE HER SON DOES NO WRONG, WELL NOW THE TRUTH HAS COME OUT, SHE PAID A HIGH PRICE FOR NOT TEACHING HER SON VALUES AND MORAL.

    I SEE TO SEE HER CROCODILE TEARS.
    BUT FOR NOW WE THE BELMOPANESE CAN FEEL SAVE KNOWING THESE TWO RATS GONE TO HELL WHERE THEY BELONG.

  11. BMNJSHELLES says:

    Martha forgot to say this on the national tv, “It’s my fault as a mother in not raising my son to be a productive & responsible citizen. I should take the blame for my son’s untimely and violent death.” Martha, stop blaming others. If you wanted to play the blame game, please start with yourself first. What he had was a military weapon. Is Belize at war? Is he defending our country from foreign invasion?

  12. Rod says:

    All gang members taken back by judas barrow hope you enjoyed your twenty pieces of silver you got from the us gov. For taking back all these gang members how you could sleep that night is amazing.

  13. nadine says:

    Theese mothers know good and well what their sons are capable of , they cover for the no good tugs ,when stuff happens they cry my poor son he is innocent , congrats Belize Force hunt them down .

  14. now i see says:

    Shame on you mother of this animals. How do you come out on national t.v. And demand justice? Police should put your fat @$$ in jail for bringing this good for nothing to this world. Like usual NO FATHER. Whats the matter with this good for nothing fathers always out of the picture. You know very good what your son was doing you just play the fool. Thank God they are dead and cant hurt no one else. You are proud that he didnt go jail for murder but, what about carnal knowledge? Are you proud of that? Sorry i forgoth thats something normal for you alians. Hope and pray he frys good in hell.

  15. Al says:

    My heart goes out to this poor mother, again she is in denial. It is hard to loose a child and especially hard when you feel that you have no real understanding of what happened. However, the fact is that this person was with criminals, he proudly held the weapon in his hand and lets face it illegal income is a hell of a lot more than working construction. He was probably lying to his mother about where he was, when he said he was in Camalote he was probably already at the Rocky Point area for whatever reason.

  16. guevara raul says:

    I wonder where the youths got the camouflage gear and the automatic weapons. To me some members of the military know something, They most have provided the weapons and gear to the youths to do their dirty job and the coast guards ruin their plans, If the commissioner of police wants to reach to the bottom of this he has to compare the serial number of the weapons found at the crime scene and match it to the BDF inventory.

  17. wayne says:

    a bit carnal knowledge, a bit robbery and high powered firearms – but he was a good boy…
    c ya in hell mf
    maybe mama Mazariegos bred more of those good boys

  18. Joe says:

    Let the Gov help raise the kids. Damn – the paying the gangsters a salary!!!!!!! LOL

    I will become a ganster if I don’t want to work no more!!!!! LOL – shame shame for these GOV who have no huevos!!!!

  19. Justice for all says:

    Martha ur son should have thought twice when he was doing illegal stuff. He should have thought about the kids so no come on tv talking bull crop . For me am happy three less parasites off d face of this earth . Good riddance

  20. G Martinez says:

    I will be honest this whole issue was a set up cause I grew up with this guys and and I know that they wouldnt open fire on bdf or coast guards I believe that they were tortured and killed in a close range because these guys were gangster yes but in Christ Jesus there is no condemnation so for all them one saying those stuff God in heaven will u judge u all. I grow up with them guys like bredda but I stop hanging with them cause i turn a Christian and they didnt want to change but the military forces could have use better strategies. I just believe that these guys were set up and their lives were violated. But anyways like them say the law always want to be in control. I made an example cause i was a gangster like them but thanks to God I changed my life cause probably my life would have been set up and violated like them. because when i use to hang with Garcia numerous attempts were made to take both my life and his life so they finally got what they wanted. remember about karma and the Most High is watching and he never sleeps. what u live by is what u will die by. Whosoever set up these guy and chance their rights will get a way in front of man but in front of God they wont he gives justice to all.

  21. G Martinez says:

    and the guy that they have as Alex mazariegos they already killed him it is not the suspect who ran away

  22. Islander says:

    These women keep saying that if their sons fired on the SOLDIERS that at least one would get shot which is stupid.

    THIS OPERATION WAS NOT CARRIED OUT BY YOUR AVERAGE STREET COP.

    This was carried out by highly trained professionals. Soldiers take cover and then shoot to kill.

  23. Islander says:

    May I add THANK YOU COAST GUARD AND BDF because we are tired of not accessing certain parts of our island because these guys shoot at anyone in the vicinity.

  24. concerned belizean says:

    at G Martinez, you should read what you wrote, you are saying that these criminals rights have been violated? so what would you call it when these same criminals go around terrorizing citizens? do they have that right to do so? yes karma is a real b!T@H and thank God it has come back to them tenfold..

    Good for those individuals that have sense to change their lives and remember what bad you have done not because you have changed your life now that 10 years from now if it comes back to bite you in the @$$ you will want to know why..

    We will pay for all the bad things in this lifetime one way or the other, sooner or later…..

  25. Phillybelizean says:

    I have one question why were there shirts off pances pull down.if they just shot them whyare they like that?i am happy they got these people but we need to keep our eyes on the bigger host something is not right.i hope that the 2 kids have a better life.

  26. now i see says:

    @ G.Martinez maybe police should go get your @$$ too. Sounds like you know more things. Maybe you are the other one that ran away. Dont hide behinde the bible now. You didnt change animals like you never change they lay low and hide.

  27. RedBwai says:

    He left home with a soldier???…is she really stupid or what?? does she not see the millitary type clothing all of them were wearing??…not because someone has on millitary type clothing automatically declares him or her to be an official soldier/officer…he was seen and left with his same friend who got shot with him…besides millitary type clothing is to be worn only by the millitary n police…not the civilian population…

  28. corrector says:

    pls be informed that the picture show on the news cast was not Alexander with the gun but someone else any idiot can spot that alexander was light skin the young man holding the gun was a dark brown we as belizeans as much as we believe these parents are to blame for what their kids are doing i believe we should stop critizing the family the young man bad or not is gon and what i realize is alot of us like myself are raising young men and we are still not sure what our kids turn out to be….. be careful what you say about mothers we might be commenting in the future aabout your own kids… dont support gangs or violence i just believe kids choose their own path

  29. BMNJ says:

    Very well said now i see. Maybe G.Martinez indeed knows a lot more than what he’s saying. Wow, those poor guys were being set up to post in front of a camera with those big guns.

  30. Chitown says:

    It may be cruel and sad to say this but the country is better off without these guys, even better if another 500 of their friends would disappear too.

  31. listen up says:

    listen all you condemners I was raised up in childhood with these guys they choose their own road which is death i choose mines which is eternal life.
    this is for u now i see. For what u said i dont hide behind Bible and listen up my testimony stands forever when I changed I urged them to change but they didnt want to. when they saw me getting successful in changing obtaining a job they coveted and wanted to change, they realized and wanted to stop the streets but street life had a stronger influence on their lives. They wanted to get rich quick and wanted easy villian lives but they were setup trust me. cause they guy who ran away set up some other guy to get kill before this happen already and got away. But my mom was a god fearing woman and she encouraged me to stop the life I was living and to stop hang with them. but I forgive u now i see but God wah judge u fuh weh say bout me cause im not no hypocrite may the Lord judge u for this.

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