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Apr 19, 2013

Sanchez brothers freed of murder charges

Earlier this week in the Belmopan court, two brothers were freed of murder charges. Herson and Jose Sanchez were on trial for the murder of Belmopan businesswoman Rosa Cornejo which happened exactly four years ago. There were signs that Cornejo had been abducted  from her house in the Salvapan area on the night of April eighteenth 2009, killed and her body set on fire.  Her vehicle was found with the keys in the ignition on a feeder road between miles forty-six and forty seven off the George Price Highway. A few days later her body was found not far away from the feeder road. The two brothers, one who worked for Cornejo, were subsequently picked up by the police but the case fell apart this week in the court of Justice Denis Hamansingh due to insufficient evidence. The prosecution was unable to establish that the charred remains were those of Cornejo nor was there any  link to the brothers.  They were subsequently released. At the time of the murder, Jose was a minor and his name was kept out of the news.

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6 Responses for “Sanchez brothers freed of murder charges”

  1. Storm says:

    Shocking inadequacy of the preparation by DPP. Now these ghoulish killers are on the prowl again — who will they light up next?

    Their neighbors should volunteer to patrol and watch them ’round the clock, or simply buy a couple gallons of gasoline and return the favor and give us justice. Apparently DPP doesn’t know how to prosecute this kind of murder, so there’s no risk of conviction.

  2. beachman says:

    Too bad crappy police work or shody DPP work failed to keep our society safe with these two. Take some damn fingerprints at a crime scene!!!!

  3. macal rivera says:

    SHAME OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, SHAME ON THE POLICE WORK, SHAME ON THE DPP.
    CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW THESE TWO MURDERERS WALK FREE, TO KILL AGAIN.

    WELL GOD WILL GIVE JUSTICE, WON’T BE TOO LONG WHEN WE HEAR THEY GOT SHOT AND KILLED, WHICH I REALLY HOPE SO

  4. Marion says:

    Seems DPP can never solve a crime, send the Forensics to Mexio/Guatemala & you wil get results. You just can’t identify a charred body by VISUALLY looking at it.

  5. Bear says:

    Poor Ms. Cornejo still deserves justice, even if DPP and police were incomeptent to get it for her. Hopefully her family can follow up and avenge her terrible death. These brothers should not be walking the streets of Belize.

  6. XMON says:

    wat another murderer walks free damn i am ashame of our court system

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