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Jan 7, 2013

3 murdered over weekend including Marvin Foreman

Marvin “Blinds” Foreman

Gunshots rang out again on Saturday, this time in broad daylight. At about three o’clock in the afternoon, Marvin “Blinds” Foreman was shot and killed not far from his house in Port Loyola. Two gunmen on bicycles rode up where Foreman was shopping and executed him, at least ten bullets landed on him. Foreman died about an hour later at the hospital. Foreman was the father of a six and a five year old. Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

The carnage in the old capital continued throughout Saturday. Approximately twelve hours after the murder of Feeshia Felix, gunshots rang out again—this time at the corner of Freedom Street and Central American Boulevard. Twenty-seven year old Marvin Foreman went to Bobo Shop—just a block away from where he lived on Louise Bevans Street—when his life was cut short. It was an act of cowardice according to his stepfather, John Linares, because “Blinds,” as he was affectionately known, was shot approximately ten times from behind.

 

Voice of: John Linares, Stepfather of Murder Victim

“We was here. We ask ahn fi go buy right dah the shop deh. I sit done right yah and he deh dah the door and wa next dude mi deh ya. When we heard the shot, I tell dehn bwai that dah can’t fire crackers. But then we see four lee bwai di run so. Then after that I get up and ih Breda mi di come outta he yard deh so I say bwai go out deh cause Marlon gone by shop gone buy. So when I remember Marvin gone dah the shop, I tell ahn bwai go down dah the shop cause Marvin just gone deh. Then wah heavy rain started same time we come down. By the time we get deh, he done di put ahn ina wah car already.”

 

Duane Moody

“How many times was he shot?”

 

Voice of: John Linares

“Well according to the expended shells weh deh find out deh dah thirteen, but they find three slugs so that means ih get shot ten times. And ih look dah with two guns deh shot ahn too because we hear the gun dehn di echo. First I mi think dah wah bunch a dynamite buss but then the next guy weh mi deh yah weh da fi we friend say no boy that dah gunshot. So we get up because if yo notice you could see right across dah the shop for yah.”

 

Duane Moody

“Where to the body?”

 

Voice of: John Linares

“Only Ina ih back. He di buy in front of the shop. He mi deh dah the counter the buy when dehn shot ahn Ina ih back.”

 

Duane Moody

“So who every the shooter was knew that it was him standing there?”

 

Voice of: John Linares

“Dehn mussi see ahn because dehn supposed to come from up the boulevard, so dehn mussi see when he gone Ina deh gone buy because that dah noh even wah minute after he left from yah – about a minute or two at the most – then we hear the shot dehn.”

 

Foreman was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and died approximately one hour later. Police say that up to thirteen nine millimeter expended shells and three slugs were retrieved from the scene.

 

Raphael Martinez

Raphael Martinez, Police Press Officer

“At approximately three-ten p.m. on Saturday when police visited the K.H.M.H. they saw Marvin Foreman, twenty-seven years old of 4314 Louise Bevans Street, Belize City with apparent gunshot wounds to the body. Initial investigations reveal that Forman was in front of a shop on Central American Boulevard when he was approached by two dark-skinned males on separate bicycles one of whom fired several shots at him causing his injuries. He was transported to the K.H.M.H. where he succumbed to his injuries at approximately four-ten p.m. police have recovered thirteen nine millimeter expended shells and three slugs from the scene as the investigation continues.”

 

While police say that they are investigating all angles in this case, it is reported that the murder may have been retaliatory due following the Felix murder. Linares, says however, that while Forman is not a saint, his life was innocently taken.

 

Voice of: John Linares

“If he had problem with somebody he Neva mi wah deh di walk. Whole dah he deh across da that yard; he Neva mi di hide from nobody – di play marble excuse he noh do dehn kinda thing deh. I noh the take up fi he because ih dah mi stepson, but, I know the type of person he is. And dem deh kinda gang violence Marvin noh into that. So I think they shoot ahn innocently.”

 

Forman was the father two children—a six year old son and a five year old daughter. Duane Moody for News Five.

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4 Responses for “3 murdered over weekend including Marvin Foreman”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    ONLY COWARDS SHOOT A MAN IN THE BACK…

  2. Storm says:

    You’re right, Earl Grey, they are cowards — no gang member has the courage to do anything except shoot from ambush or driving by or in the back. I’d love just once for two gang members to meet face to face, Wild West style, and face the chance of death like a man.

    Here’s a sad lesson for women who let themselves get pregnant by gang members — there’s a big chance you will end up a widow, raising your children alone. Is that fair to the children?

    Society would be a lot better off if gang members couldn’t reproduce at all, because they are useless fathers and too often leave their children orphaned, to suffer in poverty or be a drain upon the nation.

  3. sensational says:

    and the coward shot the young lady in her sleep.

  4. Marva Yorke-Pollard says:

    Marvin was my nephew n only a coward shoot someone from behind. I feel if u r man enough to shoot someone, u should b man enough to show ur face. These people don’t know how they destroy family lives. They need to stop all this killing mien b cause this don’t make any sense.

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