Belize - Belize News - Channel5Belize.com - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Crime, Featured » Driven to a hit, murder in Libertad
Sep 19, 2012

Driven to a hit, murder in Libertad

Anwar Hernandez

A Corozal taxi driver was killed, execution style, early on Tuesday night. It is believed that the two men, who chartered Anwar Hernandez to take them to Libertad, carried out the heinous crime. Witnesses say they heard multiple gunshots and Hernandez pleading for help but were too scared to go to his aid. His eight month pregnant wife told Duane Moody that she saw him hours before his murder.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

It is a murder that investigators say appears be a properly executed hit that took the life of twenty-eight year old Anwar Hernandez. The bloodstains in his maroon Mitsubishi Gallant are the telltale signs of the execution style murder of Hernandez. He was hit twelve times: seven shots to the right side of the back, four times to the right arm and once behind the right ear that exited the cheek. Hernandez was lured to his death when he was chartered for a fare to Libertad.

 

Voice of: Witness

“We heard the gun, it was like twelve shots. We knew that something was happening in the village. When we went out there, we saw a multitude of people and we saw that a guy was shot. We are afraid to go because with lot of crime that was happening in Belize.  The guy was crying, help help, but do you think we will come out and give help and we hear gun. When you hear gun that is something bad that is happening; crime so we can’t go and help because we can get one too.”

 

Carmen Hernandez

It is believed that the gunman and another person were travelling in Hernandez’s taxi. They fled in a getaway vehicle, a rodeo, which then sped off into the direction of Corozal Town. But who wanted Hernandez dead? His wife, Carmen, who is eight months pregnant with his second child, a baby girl, says she is clueless.

 

Duane Moody

“Do you know why anyone would want to kill him?”

 

Carmen Hernandez, Wife of Murder Victim

“No we don’t know nothing about that, we don’t know why they kill him or nothing.”

 

Hipolito Novelo, CTV 3

“Do you know if he had any enemies? Did he share that with you?”

 

Carmen Hernandez

“No like I tell you before he was a friendly person. He was a kindly person; everybody knows him. He used to be very friendly with everybody; that’s all I could say.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

When was the last time you saw or spoke to him?

 

Carmen Hernandez

“I saw him yesterday about five-thirty when we were coming up to Santa Rita, he was coming down from Chetumal; we meet on the road. That is the last time I saw him with his car.”

 

Little did she know that it would be the last she would see her husband. Authorities say that evidence and information gathered so far have revealed that Hernandez’s brutal killing is drug connected. Carmen says what she will remember the most about Anwar.

 

Duane Moody

“As his wife, what is it that you are going to remember the most about him?”

 

Carmen Hernandez

“That he used to play with his son; he was desperately in knowing this baby because it’s a girl and he wanted this baby girl; he wanted her very much.”

 

And while the murder has stunned the villagers, they say that there has been an increase in criminal activity in the village.

 

Voice of: Witness

“Here in Libertad, a lot of things is happening, lots of stealing and we need our police station. When we need assistance of police, we don’t have any assistance of police. and we have Concepcion, we have Estrella, we have Santa Cruz and Libertad. And Libertad is a hideout for the gangs that come from Belize City and they come here in our village. It’s not the first time; it usually happens: a lot of fighting, stealing of bicycles, robberies in house…”

 

Duane Moody

“But never murder?”

 

Voice of: Witness

“Well murder like this, no. Like this weh happen, no. But we need the assistance of that police station.”

 

Several persons are currently detained. Newly instated Deputy Officer Commanding Corozal Police, Assistant Superintendent Daniel Arzu, says that the department is optimistic that there will be closure to the investigation. Duane Moody for News Five.

 

It is tenth murder so far in the Corozal District, which doubles the number for last year.

Be Sociable, Share!


Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

11 Responses for “Driven to a hit, murder in Libertad”

  1. Rod says:

    This tha no this pm and gov fault this tha the victim fault the gov no have no responsibility for the safety of its citizens and I can bet you that since he is Spanish no one will be caught for his murder their wont even be an investigation I bet want proof. Well of all the Spanish murders in the past two years not one has been solved 65 Spanish people have been murdered and out of that not one murder has been solved what does that tell you prejudice prejudice prejudice, unu Spanish Betta wake up and march marchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  2. verymad says:

    I think an ex husband was very mad.

  3. Chenco says:

    So sad. He never made it to Independence Day. And he never made it to his daughter’s birthday either. When is this kind of activity ever going to Stop?

  4. Billy tum clarke says:

    Rod your stupid belize has latinos, not spanish, belize wasnt part of Spain.

  5. Ava says:

    Belize did have spaniards go study d history again an ex husband was jealous I agree people in Corozal know even d police knows it but they covering up for d guy . This man had threatened to kill anwar . So heartless

  6. Storm says:

    Whoever did it, and for whatever reason, catch him. If he survives the arrest, hang him. After a fair and impartial conviction, of course.

    We need to pull out of the Caribbean Court of Justice for criminal appeals. That bench is just a last resort to set killers free because they don’t believe in harsh punishment, and they don’t live in the Jewel where criminals hurt and murder so many people. If they want to judge us, they must live here among us.

  7. Seletar says:

    Very seriously, if I were a cab owner, I would have a surveillance camera in my car running at all times. Maybe it would be taken by a criminal, maybe not, but it is better than nothing.

    I recently found one for my own truck which I have ordered, but it is coming from the States and hasn’t arrived yet. If anyone is interested, it cost $100 U.S. [plus shipping, etc.], and here is a link to where I found it: http://www.store.komando.com . It is a very complete package. It is shown on the home page of that site. No, I do not receive part of the profits.

  8. cita says:

    we have to wake up people. we always complain about the conditions of our country but if we don’t stand up for something, we will never stand for anything.We will never achieve change with out mentality. if the person was crying for help you should have tried helping him maybe he wouldn’t have died at all. crime will never stop if we the people of this country don’t unite as one. Criminals cannot kill everyone in this country if we stand together, so it’s about time to stop crime.

  9. proudbelizean says:

    we have to wake up people. we always complain about the conditions of our country but if we don’t stand up for something, we will never stand for anything.We will never achieve change with out mentality. if the person was crying for help you should have tried helping him maybe he wouldn’t have died at all. crime will never stop if we the people of this country don’t unite as one. Criminals cannot kill everyone in this country if we stand together, so it’s about time to stop crime

  10. CHICAGORILLA says:

    Stupid Belize???…Go !@#$ yourself Billy Dumb @$$ Clarke. Die slow ………….

  11. S@r says:

    it doesnt matter why this happened.. no one deserves to die this way. If a husband was mad he could have divorced the cheating wife. And police always link everything to drugs like in a way to say that the victim deserved it. I mean which police? all we have are lazy men who dont like hard work so they sign up for policemen, there are a few tho that do their job right but most of them dont.

Leave a Reply

CAPTCHA Image
*