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Oct 5, 2012

Not enough evidence for UB murder suspect/sex offender

Suzenne MArtinez

Cayo residents and the University of Belize have both expressed dismay following the death of twenty year old Suzenne Martinez. The main suspect in Martinez’s murder is also detained for the murder of fifty-three year old Robert Lewis. The twenty-nine year old Maya Mopan resident has been transferred to the Belmopan Police Station. No charges have been levied against him for Martinez’s murder as it has been established that there is not enough evidence to tie him to the crime. While investigations are still underway into Lewis’ murder, there are more questions than answers. It has been confirmed that documents belonging to Lewis and Martinez’s jewelry were discovered at a house where the suspect was staying. Lewis was murdered in a home invasion at his property in Maya Mopan in the early hours of Monday morning; while, Martinez’s partially nude body was discovered with a slash to the throat early Wednesday morning. The primary suspect is an alleged repeat sex offender, recently out on bail for an assault charge against a woman.

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28 Responses for “Not enough evidence for UB murder suspect/sex offender”

  1. NY says:

    Bze is a joke when it comes to crime and punishment; the entire system is a failure due to the fact that our jewel has been tainted since 1999 by a few scumbags, and the GOB seems to be grasping at straws as to how to resolve this pressing issue. Innocent people have been suffering for the past 13 yrs laying to rest their love ones killed by cowards and uncivilized punks. The media seems to get a high from calling these a**holes gangters and dons. These fools are a bunch loosers who seems incapable of just being happy and alive, because all they do is prey on the weak and vulnerable causing a whole lot of grief to the general population. People are always complaining that the GOB is not responsible for every criminal act that occur in the jewel to which any sane individual would agree w/ that sentiment, but the GOB’s job is to provide a safe enviroment for the citizens to live peacefully and happily. Bze is a small country w/ a population of of less than 500,000 people and the GOB is still incapable of rooting out the bad apples from terrorizing entire neighborhoods. Instead the GOB has let this situation of unchecked crimes fester for the past 13 yrs, and now everyone has developed into these cold hearted killers, because they know that the authorities are inept and clueless as to how to go about resolving their heinous acts of violence. I partially blame the media for being useless as well in this, the journalists have to start holding the PM an his ministers accoutable for the state in which Bze finds itself, because part of their job is to ask the tough questions.

  2. Rod says:

    See I told you all you can’t depend on this useless pm and gov. Get unu rope and do the job unu self show all potential murderers what would happen to them if they commit murder in cayo. Get unu rope out hang this rapist murderer unu self then go get the other rapist and hang him to you can’t depend on this useless incompetent pm an gov they could care less how many or who is murdered and raped all they care about is stuffing their pockets with the hard earned money of the po belizean people. Hang him unu self go tha police station grab him and hang him and if anyone try stop unu hang them to.

  3. Be Real says:

    Come on Police find the scum bag who did this to this young lady. The perpetrator needs to be held accountable. We can’t let this become an unsolved murder.

    Do a proper investigation. ASK THE GUY HOW HE CAME INTO POSSESSION OF SUZENNE’S CELL PHONE, IF HE HAS ANY SCRATCH MARK ASK HIM WHERE HE GOT THEM FROM. MURDER VICTIMS BELONGINGS JUST DON’T END UP AT A HOUSE WHERE THEY DO NOT LIVE. QUESTION THE OWNERS OF THE HOUSE AS WELL. MOVE FAST BEFORE THEY REHERSE THEIR ALIBIS AND COVER THEIR TRACKS. DOESNT BELIZE POLICE WATCH FIRST 48 U HAVE TO MOVE QUICK AND THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

  4. BELIZEAN says:

    If they let that guy out he will be killed. If the police dont want him dead, then they better keep him in.

  5. cayoman says:

    are you #$#^#^ kidding me, again with property of the victims in possession and no case ????
    Is the only way to convict here catching the killer in the deed with the knife in his hand and blood on his clothes and then still manage to loose the evidence????

    What the %&^**……this has to stop, this even gets the most anti violent man to catch cramps and want to take out the killer(s) themselves…..to the killers out there, you know how many people out there have the same thoughts????

  6. Uncle Benji says:

    There you go Cayo people. Now what? I have said it before, my rainbow people of Cayo is a lot of noise about nothing.

    I luv U guys, but Cayo people are living in the era of Kalim Habet and Alfredo Zaiden (yesteryears.) For example, you guys were marching and !@#$%^& about rapists a few days ago, with a prominent rapist leading the way. Now what kind of caca is that? You complain about graft and corruption, but the most corrupted government minister comes from Cayo…………… and you know it.

    If you really want change, come real and come clean. Forget TV lights. Be genuine in what you do and say. We will talk again when the next rape/killing takes place.

  7. Storm says:

    In my heart I am sure it was a mistake to release the serial sex offender. Once a pervert, always a pervert — human experience shows that every day.

    And he had property from BOTH of the murder victims in his home. I feel that is enough to hold him and charge him for handling stolen goods.

    WE NEED SOME SMART REPRESENTATIVE TO INTRODUCE A LAW TO DENY BAIL TO ANYONE CHARGED WITH A CRIME WHILE HE IS ON BAIL FOR ANOTHER CRIME. Thta would keep this animal in jail and keep the women around him safe.

    Or maybe it will be better to let him loose and let the people take care of him on the streets.

    IF ICAL HURTS ANOTHER PERSON, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICIALS WILL HAVE THAT VICTIM’S BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS. The perverted animal seems to be a walking predator, like a rabid dog. What do we do with rabid dogs?

  8. gungle says:

    what is wrong wit the police department and the DPP, if the items are found where the suspect is been arested, there is no douth that it is the person that did the two murders, put him in jail and charge him foir murder, that is why people are so upset to the police and DPP they arenot doing their job, do not release criminals.

  9. PRINCE MICHAELS says:

    Here’s a classic case that further plagues our justice system as being a failure and very incompetent compared to other justice system withing the Caribbean or Central America. The suspect was injured when he attacked the Lewis family, I believed he got an injury to a certain part of his arm or thumb. Therefore, he must have left trickles of blood stains at the crime scene. Why is it that the DPP is claiming there’s not enough evidence to convict this man? Do the police even know how to conduct DNA testing of a crime scene? We hear time after time cases like these happening and the suspects walk free because of lack of evidence! DNA places a person at a crime scene and is the most powerful evidence any court could have against a criminal. Why isn’t it being used in Belize? It’s not necessary that the case be thrown out so quickly, I think that’s a slap in the face for the family of these victims! It’s like the justice system haven’t even tried! My gosh, it’s an embarrassment to the rest of the world! And PLEASE STOP GRANTING BAIL TO SEX OFFENDERS, PEDOPHILES, AND OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES CRIMINALS! They’re to be locked away and prosecuted and put in jail, not put back on the streets to terrorize more victims!!

  10. Al says:

    So what happened to the foot print on the woman’s private part, that supposedly matched the shoe of the suspect.. Has she been checked for semen. This is a case for DNA testing. Please do not let this suspect get away again.

  11. Cayoman says:

    ENOUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    ENOUGH OF THIS BS, GET YOUR $%^%&*%*% ACT TOGETHER……
    WHAT DO YOU WANT SIT AT HOME AND THE SUSPECT COMES TO THE POLICE STATION TO CONFESS?????
    THIS MAKES A NON VIOLENT MAN WANT TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST PEOPLE LIKE THAT PICE OF %^%*% CRIMINAL……. ITS CRIMINAL NOT TO PROCECUTE THIS MAN

  12. Eva says:

    I’m kinda speechless. Please help me undertsnad this…what do you mean “insufficient evidence”? Does someone have to be willing to testify that they actually saw X kill Y for the evidence to be sufficient?!!!!!!!!!

  13. Genotu Rembiuos says:

    MONEY GONE UNDER THE TABLE ALREADY !!!!
    CORRUPTION IS THE NAME OF THE GAME!!!!
    OH WHAT A SHAMEFUL COUNTRY OF OURS!!!
    ONE OF THESE DAYS IT WILL BEGIN…YES IT WILL… FAR TOO MUCH CORRUPTION AND THE PEOPLE ARE SO TIRED OF IT!!!

  14. o.w kidd says:

    i cud live with thugs killing each ada pan the streets.. but something has to be done for this. this $#!% aint right.. Judicial system so messed up in Belize main. SMH

  15. Bear says:

    I watched a TV report some years back about a town’s predator in a US city, I think in Arkansas. One day the people just had enough, and a group of them surrounded the bad man on the street, and as a group they just killed him. And when the police came later, it turned out nobody had seen anything, nobody knew anything.

    I think once in a while our communities need to protect themselves and their families in a similar way. Are we supposed to let our families and neighbors become future victims, just so we can say we “obeyed” laws that are rarely actually enforced by the legal system?

    DO IT YOURSELF, BELIZE.

  16. kkteen says:

    why do things have to happen to our people.. especially these young people like myself that have lot more in life to go on. the future of our belize lie on we teenagers but with all of this what will it become. crime rate in belize havnt been really nice. even corozal where deaths were not common nor heard of is becoming corrput aswell.we as Belizean have to stand up and fight for what we believe because the police officers are not taking up their responsibility how they should. the government should hire people that know how to to their jobs and not these police men that are not realizing how many criminals they are letting loose. from the point you realize an unknown man has belongings of other people that were previously killed what other evidence do you need????… none!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..i respect the government but if they dont imply the forces needed then Belize will become nothing!!!….no crime in Belize means freedom of people!!!!… listen!!!

  17. teen says:

    who will be next???….is this what belize wants for its people??..really??…more of our young generation are leaving…u tell me prime minister?? u tell me opppositions|???u tell me criminals??..who else ??…

  18. Belizean2thebone says:

    smdh!!!!!!!! @ Belize….:

  19. BMNJ says:

    What is the bail for a repeated sex offender? I wonder!!!

  20. Justice says:

    Justice system will slowly be taken over by the public. Eventually you will see the police have no job, the court have no job, etc. Someone will take the gun or the knife and execute these serial rapists, BRUTALLY!! Just to get the message across… Im sure, someone will do it.

  21. Ixora says:

    its only so much the police can do, the bigger boss are almost involve some way or the other, so what can the rest do.

  22. Disown mi country says:

    NY: I agree with you 100%. When will the citizens wake up and stop being so passive?Do they not know that they are setting themselves up for dictatorship?

  23. concern citizen says:

    “DNA” what are you talking about? Don’t you know those three letters means “DAY AND NIGHT ATTACK, to our police department. They don”t know anything about such investigative procedures, seeing something on T.V. and doing it are two different things.

  24. madrid says:

    SHAME SHAME SHAME! On the so called belizean judicial system. What a joke Belize has become, you’re going to tell me after the news media had reported that property belonging to 2 of the recent murder victims were found in possession of this “DEMON” and they can find “sufficient evidence” to link him to these crimes.??? really??? What about all the “new donated forensic equipments that were shown in the news weeks after Jasmine Lowe was murder??? I know! they are just sitting in a police station room collecting dust. So much for democracy , protecting citizens and providing justice for crime victims.
    I tell you what, the only reason this SOB was not charge with this young women death is because there wasn’t a huge social media outcry and the people from Cayo didn’t make as much noise as they did with Jasmine Lowe murder. That’s the only reason “PUSSY VASQUEZ” is still behind bars, and the police know that. They know there is a huge number of people that are willing and capable of taking justice in they’re on hands and avenging Jasmine death. I hope these same people have the same sentiment in avenging Suzanne death. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!

  25. Chiquibul says:

    Bear, they do it everyday in Guatemala. They call it “Linchamiento” in Spanish. Agreed we are ready to start. Let them start releasing the …….. We are ready!

  26. cayobway says:

    THE POLITICIANS ARE NOT THERE FOR US THE HARD WORKING AND HONEST PEOPLE. THEY ARE JUST LIKE THE CRIMINALS THEMSELVES STEALING THE PEOPLE MONEY AND TAKING UP ALL THE LANDS. THEY ARE CRIMINALS WITH PEN AND PAPER AND DRESS IN SUITS. ONE SET IS 6 AND THE OTHER IS HALF A DOZEN. SAMS @#$#$@#$@.
    MY PEOPLE DONT BE FOOLED, IF THE PM SO CARED FOR BELIZE AND ITS PEOPLE HE WOULD HAVE ALREADY AMENDED THE LAWS AND INSTALLED NEW AND STIFFER PENALTIES FOR HARD CORE CRIMES…..HE JUST DONT GIVE A DAM, HIS INTEREST IS SUPA BOND, SUGAR DEAL, BTL, WASA…ANYTHING MONEY MAKING ORGANIZATION. LOOK AT THIS BTL BILL OR LAW, THAT WAS CHANGED OVERNITE TO SUIT HIS INTEREST….Y NOT DO THE SAME FOR THIS CRIME SITUATION……

  27. Gio says:

    u know wat, enough is enough.. if the police don’t do anything, I promise, we will!!!!n we’ll prove 2 u unclbenji or watevr ur name is.U’ll c dat we jst dn’t talk!We act! Don’t mess w/ Cayo people cz u’ll get SERVED! Dat sukr betr watch himself on the streets now, he’s on the watch and this will happen to any1 who makes this type of thingz ina Cayo!

    fua!

  28. Mike Green says:

    From hands on experience with the police department, I can tell for certain that they do not have the expertise or will to do their jobs in a proper manner. Unfortunately, they are not capable of conducting thorough investigations and bringing a case before the courts. The defense attorneys are laughing all the way to the bank! The only solution is to totally restructure the department with the assistance of outside expertise. The Crooks Report set this as a top priority and GOB has refused to accept it. It is the only way forward.

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