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Mar 19, 2014

Sensational trial of Aracely Cahueque continues in Belmopan; who killed Raylene Dyer?

Today the trial of Aracely Cahueque continued in the court of Justice Denis Hanomansingh. It is a sensational case, perhaps the most disturbing in quite a few years, and there has been much attention on the Belmopan Supreme Court since last week. The matter is becoming quite complicated as attorneys for the prosecution and defense present their arguments, but here it is in a nutshell. The focus of all attention is a witness statement allegedly given by Brandon Budna to Police on October twenty-sixth, 2010. At the time he was on remand, along with two other men, for the murder of eighteen year old Raylene Dyer. The prosecution today called the lead investigator in the case, as well as the Justice of the Peace who witnessed the taking of the statement. This afternoon, D.P.P. Vidal also appeared as a prosecution witness. Vidal told the court that she personally visited Budna at the Belize Central Prison in October 2010 and there convinced him to give a witness statement, which was then recorded by the Police. That witness statement is critical, since it is allegedly the only link which ties Aracely Cahueque to the murder of Dyer. Late today Brandon Budna took the stand. Budna has presented some problems for the prosecution, since he is now visually impaired. After some legal wrangling, the prosecution managed to convince the judge to have Budna’s statement read to him by the Court Marshall, since he is unable to see it. It’s a lengthy document, nine pages, and it was read to Budna in a private room, after which he retook the stand at five p.m. The case was adjourned shortly after, with Budna stating that while he was willing to testify, he had some problems with the content, specifically two items which he says he did not say to the lead investigator. At this point the prosecution is trying to have Budna declared a hostile witness. The case continues on Thursday.

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8 Responses for “Sensational trial of Aracely Cahueque continues in Belmopan; who killed Raylene Dyer?”

  1. Lord LOL says:

    This woman looks more healthier and well fed while in jail. Prior to going to jail, she looked slim and unhealthy. I guess it is worth doing the crime. I have heard on the news many “criminals” did a crime, more than likely a petty crime, just to go to jail and eat much better.

  2. Elgin Martinez says:

    I guess this is going to be another Nolle Prosequi in the books of the DPP.

  3. Fair Justice says:

    I think that the family of this young man should tell him to tell the truth. Dont play blind to get away with murder. Its a sin….as i said before becareful your loss of sight become a reality. One thing you dont do is hurt God’children and expect to get away with it. People here on earth is unjust you can get away with murder but you must be afraid of the justice from above.

  4. Elgin Martinez says:

    That’s how incompetent this DPP is, thesame criminal that they aquitted is causing this case to fall apart.That been said ,is there any phone records between Budna and Cahueque in the days leading to Raylene’s untimely demise.that would also be critical in deciding the outcome of this case.Furthermore it wouldn’t mater if Budna changed his statment at this point since he had made this statement under oath.Why not charge this fool for perjury?

  5. Elgin Martinez says:

    That’s how incompetent this DPP is, thesame criminal that they aquitted is causing this case to fall apart.That been said ,is there any phone records between Budna and Cahueque in the days leading to Raylene’s untimely demise? if so that would also be critical in deciding the outcome of this case.Furthermore it wouldn’t mater if Budna changed his statment at this point since he had made this statement under oath.Why not charge this fool for perjury?

  6. Belizean Pride says:

    @Lord LOL
    there is a movies sereis shown at hbo latina where they have this show with the name Capadocia a snaish sereis where they even host queen pageants and modeling and soem of them who have string attached live better in jail than those outside.

    I like your comment!!

  7. Belizean Pride says:

    @Lord LOL
    there is a movies series shown at HBO latino where they have this show with the name Capadocia a spanish series where they even host queen pageants and modeling and some of them who have string attached live better in jail than those outside.

    I like your comment!!

  8. Timber says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how so many criminals get away with serious crimes in Belize because of inept police work and corruption. Educate or damn police officers and each should be in a classroom every month review procedures and also attending classes on public etiquette. Most of our attorneys are so lacking in courtroom knowledge and basic presentation, it’s not funny; that includes your esteemed Mayor. A family member and I had a case he represented us a few years ago and basically, I had to be suggesting questions for him to ask. Then, he went home and called the opposing attorney on the phone the night and tried to broker a deal which I refused to agree to when he showed me next day. I’m still yet to receive a final assessment of the case from him and his office years later. I got it through friends in the court system. He wasn’t afraid to call repeatedly for his $3,000 for two and a half days of work though . Maybe he spent too much time with a certain professor while in law school. He is intelligent, but book smarts doesn’t make you an effective leader. Also, ask how many of our students have actually finished on Mona Campus in Jamaica. They’ve had to opt for the other campuses in the Caribbean in order to pass.

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