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May 16, 2013

Namesake and grandson of legendary musician, murdered

Wilfred Peters III

Gun blasts were heard just before two o’clock this morning in the vicinity of George Frazer and Iguana Streets. When the gunfire subsided, twenty-six year old Wilfred Peters, the third lay dead in a pool of blood in his kitchen. But who killed the grandson of the legendary king of brukdong and why? That’s what the family wants to know. Investigations are ongoing, but it is known so far that three men were seen rushing out of the house.  The grieving father told Duane Moody this morning, that he had lost his only son. 

 

Wilfred Peters II, Father of Murder Victim

“I noh like di way dehn kill my son; dah my only pikney ina mi life. I have stepsons and stepdaughters, but dehn kill my only pikney.”

 

Duane Moody

“What’s going through your head right now?”

 

Wilfred Peters II

“(Crying) Can’t explain mien, I left it to god mien.”

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Slaughtered like an animal…that’s how Wilfred Peters the second feels after his only son, twenty-six year old Wilfred Peters the third was heinously killed just before two this morning inside his newly built home. It was only a month since he moved in. He was sleeping inside his room when his front door was kicked in by one of three men who stormed his residence. And moments later at least five shots were heard and Peters the third laid dead in front of his bedroom door. Three men were seen running away from the scene towards the boulevard thereafter. Peters the second was sleeping when he got the tragic news.

 

Wilfred Peters II

Wilfred Peters II

“About after two last night, I mi deh home di sleep and I get wah call saying police dehn ina my son house, Wilfred Peters the third. So me and my stepson, we hurry up gone there. When I get there, I see police, I see my son lying out on the floor inside the house.”

 

Duane Moody

“Where in the kitchen, in the hall; where?”

 

Wilfred Peters II

“By the bedroom cause it looks like dehn mi di try get ina di house. Dehn stop down the door and ih look like when he mi hear the person di stomp open the door, he come out by the room door and dehn shot ahn. And ih drop and it look like dehn mussi stand up over ahn and dehn finish shoot up ahn because dehn have bullet holes all ina di floor.  When dehn get through, police bring ahn out mek I see ahn. Ih got gunshot wounds ina ih face and about five to six shots ina ih chest.”

 

But why would anyone want to so viciously kill the youth? His father says that his demise came on the heels of hard talk earlier on Wednesday night between his son and a group of men in front of Kim Shop Two just a short distance away from where he lived.

 

Duane Moody

“Is he known to have any enemies? Anybody weh woulda mi want take his life?”

 

Wilfred Peters II

“Well I noh really think ih have any enemies because dah somebody weh like talk but ih noh mean weh ih di say. Ih like talk and run joke with people. Ih mi have some misunderstanding with three guys the same night. So dehn mussi wait…”

 

Duane Moody

“You’re saying he had an altercation with these guys. Where?”

 

Wilfred Peters II

“On Iguana Street Extension.”

 

Duane Moody

“And so it is believed that these same people came back and did what happened?”

 

Wilfred Peters II

“It only could be there as people di say.”

 

The murder is even more heart-wrenching for the family who is still coping with the loss of the deceased’s grandfather and Brukdong King Mister Peters three years ago. Instead of a memorial for the passing of the Belizean musical legend, another relative will be laid to rest.

 

Wilfred Peters II

“My sister was coming in from the states because we mi di plan fi have; it mi wah be three years since my father dead, Mister Peters. So now we get something different; dehn kill my son.”

 

The deceased leaves behind a two year old son, Wilfred Peters the fourth. Duane Moody for News Five.

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11 Responses for “Namesake and grandson of legendary musician, murdered”

  1. Rod says:

    No one deserves this period this no good corrupt impotent pm and gov. Needs to go they all need to be locked up for stupidity .

  2. Louisville,Ky says:

    Indeed, these are the last days! And it is just as unfortunate that my people are fulfilling what the scriptures foretold about the lack of love and the increase in violence.
    That’s the only explanation I have as to why a little hard talk would result in a man having his door kicked in, in the middle of the night and shot up, as he laid defenselessly on the floor.
    We have lost our way and are now lower than animals.
    My sympathies to the Peters family.

  3. WOW says:

    I guess you can’t be outspoken in Belize now. You supposed to swallow everything these people tell you and keep going, what is wrong with those youths now, they have no mercy and remorse. May they rot in hell by their cowardly act. They did the crime and don’t have the balls to stand up and face the music, so they run!!! You are cowards…

    Rest in peace….Wilfred the third.

  4. Storm says:

    His grandfather was truly one of the Kings of our music. It’s sad to see the grandson come to such a brutal end. Hopefully the murderers will die in turn, so justice will be complete.

  5. OriginalWoman says:

    Omg, my consolences to the family!!! I so agree with you Louisvill, Ky …… The evils foretold in the Scriptures are unfolding in Belize and in every corners of the earth ….. So, so sad!!!

  6. OriginalWoman says:

    Omg, my consolences to the family!!! I so agree with you Louisville, Ky …… The evils foretold in the Scriptures are unfolding in Belize and in every corners of the earth ….. So, so sad!!!

  7. lets says:

    My family is one of only love and compassion and we do not wish for anyone to feel what we are feeling right now, but I must say that there are too many negative people in this world, and they in turn bring forth these negative hating @$$ ……. children with no “brought-up-sy. You have no right to put my family through this crap. You better be glad that God is a God of compassion and I pray that he have mercy on your souls for taking my uncle only child. You are coward, sneaking up on someone in their sleep and then have the nerve to run off….I hope that’s the last run yo run. coward …… the things i’d like to say to you …. only if you know…. yo hurt us so bad.
    grieving in Cali…. PEACE OUT

  8. Bear says:

    I just read some famous quotations of a retiring US Marine general named Mattis, and sadly this terrible story reminds me of one of them, becoming a necessity in the Jewel:

    “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”

    He was referring to terrorists in Afghanistan, but it’s good advice for the mean streets of the City.

    That said, let’s hope these killers are caught and killed, the sooner the better.

  9. Gaza says:

    He was like a brother to me we went to queen square middle school together then I came to the us were I live now and all I been seen is all my old friend been killed but RIP papatch u will never be forgotten

  10. MARALYN says:

    TODAY WE ARE LAYING WILFRED PETERS THE 3RD ( PAPATCH) TO REST, HE LEFT EARTH TO JOIN MY GRAND FATHER IN HEAVEN, ITS HARD KNOWING THAT HE WILL NEVER BE AROUND TO SHOW THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE OF HIS OR HIS SON WILFRED TO GET THE FATHERLY LOVE HE IS USE TO. ITS NOTHING WE DO ABOUT IT BUT PRAY TO GOD FOR COMFORT AN LEADING US INTO THE RIGHT DIRECTION. ON BEHALF OF THE PETERS FAMILY WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR TIME AN SUPPORT DURING THIS PAINFUL TIME.

  11. MARALYN says:

    WHAT THESE PEOPLE TOOK FROM US CANT NEVER BE REPLACE !!!! HOW THEY HAVE KILLED HIM ISNT RIGHT IT HURTS TO KNOW THAT HIS SON IS GOING TO B RAISE UP WITHOUT A FATHER, THEY HURT US (PETERS FAMILY) SOOOO BAD HE NEVER DID NOTHING TO NOBODY!!!!!! OUR FAMILY IS ABOUT MUSIC AN THE LOVE OF CHURCH. MEMBER WHO GOD BLESS NO MAN CURSE LET HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. *** THE DEVIL IS BUSYYYYY AN PEOPLE ARE FEEDING INTO TOO EASY, THEIR WEAK! LIKE MY OLDER SISTER SAID (LETS) THEY COWARDS TO DO THE CRIME AN CANT STAND UP AS MAN THAT THEY CALL THEM SELF

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