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Jul 11, 2014

Cervantes Says Police Are Moving Slow in Murder Investigation

Ramon Cervantes Senior was abducted on July first and killed on July second, beaten to death with a stick before being buried in a shallow grave. The men Police believe are part of the ring which carried out the heinous crime were charged with murder on July ninth, and for kidnapping on July tenth. The Police have remained tight-lipped where official information is concerned, and since the death of their loved one, so has the family. But now one family member is speaking out to express his discontent with the handling of the ongoing investigation. Ramon Cervantes Junior and his family have questions which are not being answered, and concerns which are not being addressed.


Ramon Cervantes Jr., Unhappy with investigation

“It had started well, you know the police did corporate will say that. We have noted little changes during the last two three days and we are very disappointed in the fact that the policeman whose handcuffs were used to handcuff my dad was identified and I don’t know if he was arrested, but if he was arrested, he was released, in other words nothing has been done to that policeman. We understand fro rumours that in fact he has left the country and that disturbs us greatly. Another point is that I just got another information and I don’t know the law I am not a lawyer but supposedly the guys that were charged for the murder where charged after the seventy-two hour limit or the forty-eight hour limit which is a technicality that the lawyers use to get off their clients because as I understand it, after they are charged after the time that the law allows, that turns into a violation of the suspects rights. So that disturbs us very much, I had to intervene and make some calls to some officials and put pressure and make inquiries and assert that we want these guys charged before they go out on the streets. And that is how this they were charged and they were charged late because I was given the assurance that they would be charged from two in the afternoon and they were charged until five-thirty. Those are the little things that make us uncomfortable.”


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4 Responses for “Cervantes Says Police Are Moving Slow in Murder Investigation”

  1. Rod says:

    I told you all this would be another huge cover up by this murderous pm and gov. Where are the police men involved why are they not in jail I told unu hang all involved unu self this murderous pm and gov. Killed these people and now they will cover it up unu go get all these people and hang them unu damm self.

  2. Patriot says:

    Police are involved. Is it a state killing for intimidation??

  3. BzeanAbroad says:

    Rod, be respectful of this family and their heart wrenching loss, and don’t use this horrific and heinous act to further your political agenda. I am a Belizean, however I don’t reside in Belize, so I am neither a UDP or a PUP, therefore I am not writing as political party supporter, who is upset by you condemning the government. I think you should apologize to this family for using their tragedy to promote your political message.

  4. Jayden says:

    There is too much crime in Belize. Criminals know that paying fine they are out of the problem already. What it means; that is more money for the government. Which in no way they help the affected families. They should proceed with the hanging process to diminish crime a little bit.

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