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Aug 20, 2012

Murder victim leaves behind 2 daughters

As government grapples with the non-payment of the Superbond, it also has to deal with another major headache; crime. Urban violence shook the Old Capital again over the weekend. It was relatively quiet on Friday and Saturday, but around seven o’clock on Sunday night, an employee of CYDP was killed execution style inside his yard located in an all too dangerous area in the south side of the City. Thirty-three year old Felix Godoy had just returned from a basketball game when a gunman came up to him from behind and unleashed a hail of bullets on Godoy. Whether Godoy is yet another casualty in the ongoing gang warfare has not been ascertained, but police have detained a suspect who they believe pulled the trigger. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Thirty-three year old Felix Godoy was sitting on his step at the corner of Doris Brooks Street and Boots Crescent when a lone gunman entered the yard and fired several shots at close range killing him on the spot. Some residents say they heard up to ten shots. Godoy, who is affectionately known as “Munchy,” was not known to be a troublemaker; he was employed with the CYDP.

 

Fitzroy Yearwood

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“Police responded to a scene at the corner of Doris Brooks Street and Boots Crescent where they saw the lifeless body of Felix Godoy, thirty-three years, he is also known as “Munchy.” He is a resident of that same address. He had several gunshot wounds to the body. Initial investigation revealed that at about seven p.m. was sitting on his stairs when he was approached from behind by a lone gunman who fired several shots at home; fatally injuring him.”

 

According to Felix’s brother, Arlon Godoy, he received a call informing him of the shooting, but didn’t assume the worst.  He last spoke to Felix earlier that day.

 

Voice of: Arlon Godoy, Brother of Deceased

“I understand ih just come from the ball court playing ball and that was it.”

 

Marion Ali, Love News

“He was sitting on the step by himself.”

 

Voice of: Arlon Godoy

“Yeah cooling out; getting ready to smoke some weed; getting ready to go inside with ih family when I get a phone from my coworker stating hurry come dah back yah because your bredda get shot. Well I never really di panic because I neva think dah death but when I reach deh, I saw that he was just brutally murdered.”

 

But was the brutal murder gang-related? Police say they have one person who is believed to be the main suspect in custody.

 

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Looking at the execution style and we believe that we have the main suspect detained, we hope that at the end of the day we can bring some kind of closure to the family and to the public. To outright say that it might be a gang rivalry would be unfair at this time because we have not yet established the motive for that execution type murder.”

 

Arlon says that he will remember his brother for his dancing and his love for basketball.

 

Duane Moody

“Tells us what you will remember the most about your brother.”

 

Voice of: Arlon Godoy

“Well certain music weh ih does like dance and so basically how we always deh pan di court and trash against each other on who better than who; basically just that. I just left all ah this up to the almighty.”

 

Felix leaves behind two daughters—ages eight and four. Duane Moody for News Five.

 

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9 Responses for “Murder victim leaves behind 2 daughters”

  1. Rod says:

    Sue this incompetent pm and gov. Let them take care of the kids since due to their incompetence this man was killed how come they always know who did the shooting doesn’t this make you wonder if tha no this gov. Whey the pay these people to go out and murder people they want dead it sure make me wonder how come they always know who did the shooting no I truly do believe that since barrow is paying these gang members that he is using them the get rid of the people who are against him. Guess I Betta watch myself so I did tell unu from now if anything happen to me tha barrow and this udp gov. Do it.

  2. Uncle Benji says:

    GSU where are you? Please could you form a death squad, and commence midnight killings a la Honduran style. If it roams at midnight, prowls the ghettos, wears black in the middle of the night or struts when walking………. shoot on sight. Kill them all. Father, mother, brother, sister, child, spouse and whatever you saw in the dark.

    Why is crime so high in Belize? It is called initiation. In order to be a legit gang banger, you have to earn points. Rape a chick 100 points. Assault a family 200 points. Kill a cop 1000 points. Rob a bank and so on and so on.

    Kill them all GSU.

  3. Bear says:

    Sad for the daughters, and I assume there is a widow, too. I hope someone can get the girls out of that area.

  4. Simone says:

    Kill them GSU-just like Uncle Benji says

  5. Tashybze says:

    I am with you uncle benji, get all of them. Bottom line they don’t give a F about people lives they have no business to have live themselves. How many more people have to die for Belize to stand up for the betterment of our Belize. Kill them all

  6. CCJ says:

    For most those who would care to have sympathy for this piece of s**t let me put him on blast. He recently move into our peaceful neighbor an was a tyrant to all females. He was not employed he was a drug dealer an a thief. Also he was in the habit of threatening females that he would rape them, callin them !@#$%^& and tryin to intimidate them, i am 1 of his victims. He was always on that said step that he was killed. I had to get the authorities envolved. So yes he may b sombodies love 1 but good riddance.

  7. bluered says:

    uncle Benji, GSU are the crooks , they are the one who safgourding the gangs, are you asking the GSU thugs to turn on each other , are you kidding.

    GSU are the private army of the big begger Dean Barrrow , he uses them only to execute his dirty
    dirty deads, GSU are to terrorise the peacfull Bezliean people , not to protect them.

  8. Storm says:

    I pretty much agree with CCJ and Bear. Crush the neighborhood tyrants, but don’t crush their children, just move them to have a better life, if that is possible.

    Maybe we win twice here, if they have a suspect and enough evidence to hang him.

  9. unhappy says:

    LOL @ Rod… Rod you dah problem

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