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May 14, 2014

Mother of 4 is viciously stabbed in front of her children in San Pedro

Lorena Montes

A mother of four was transported from San Pedro to Belize City just after midday and is listed in a critical condition at the K.H.M.H. Lorena Montes, the proprietor of Henry’s Store, was stabbed multiple times in front of her children who were with her during the lunch hour. The stabbing occurred at the corner of Glitter and Swan Streets and just prior to the stabbing, another woman was seen following Montes to her store. Her attacker stormed into the business and reportedly inflicted several stab wounds to Montes’ back and head and one is believed to have punctured her lungs. Montes was rushed to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic Two before she was airlifted by Wings of Hope to the Municipal Airport and then on to the K.H.M.H. for urgent medical treatment. San Pedro Police have since detained Roxanne Canul, a resident of the airstrip area in San Pedro Town as part of the investigation.  As for a possible motive, multiple reports from San Pedro Town indicate that Canul and Montes have had problems in the past and this morning their children got into an argument which is believed to have escalated into the stabbing. News Five spoke this afternoon to an eyewitness at the scene of the stabbing.

 

Via Phone: Dorla Polonio, Friend of Stabbing Victim

“She got like about so much jook in her back and in her head. I saw all of those and I even saw when she pulled out the knife from her purse and we have pictures with her being in the hospital and we also have picture while she was going towards the store, entering the store to attack Lorena.”

 

Duane Moody

“You are saying that it was premeditated; that you saw them walking up and down anticipating to go in and attack Miss Lorena?”

 

Via Phone: Dorla Polonio

“Right and my words to Lorena was called the police because you done see that they are into problems. And her words to me was Dorla, I noh wah call no police cause I noh do nothing; I am in my shop working. Make dehn call the police and when dehn come I wah explain myself. But before everything happened, she explained to me that Dorla I noh want fight…I feel anger but I noh want no problem.  My sister was the one that entered the store, took the knife from the young lady so that she couldn’t have inflicted more injuries.”

 

Duane Moody

“So the knife and all that you guys saw, have you been able to report this to the police and give your statements as to what happened?”

 

Via Phone: Dorla Polonio

“Perfect question. That is the point right now. We ended up going to the Polyclinic, take her there, gave the knife to a cop and the cop didn’t arrest the girl or taking her into custody. She ended up walking to police station on her own.”

 

At news time, Montes is fighting for her life. 

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4 Responses for “Mother of 4 is viciously stabbed in front of her children in San Pedro”

  1. Al Rich says:

    My prayer is with Lorena for her full recovery. This is crazy that people cannot talk out their differences anymore. What do we solve by killing the person we have a difference with. Children will have differences among themselves are we going to kill every parent over childish mess. This Canul woman needs to be arrested and charged with premeditated attempted murder at least until the future of Lorena is known. Please do not let this Canul woman walk free one more day, do your job police.

  2. NY says:

    The Belize Police Force is so incompetent at every level, it’s almost laughable……Allen Whyllie and his force ought to be put through fundamental police training. The people of Belize needs to be proactive and demand more from the GOB because Dean Barrow is not concerned about the average Bzean’s plight.

  3. Elgin Martinez says:

    This is going to be another Nolle Prosequi.

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