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Jan 19, 2015

Mark Vega Acquitted of 2002 Murder

On Friday night in the Orange Walk Supreme Court, the murder re-trial of well known street figure, Mark Vega ended in his acquittal. A jury of twelve found thirty-one year old Vega not guilty of the June thirteenth, 2002 murder of Susan Petkau. At the time, she was travelling with her husband Enrique, when she was fatally shot and killed in Trinidad Village, Orange Walk District.  Today, Vega’s attorney, Bryan Neal said that the prosecution’s only witness, Enrique, passed away in a 2009 traffic accident and could not testify but prosecutors did get his statement admitted into evidence for the jurors to consider. But after five hours of deliberation, Vega was acquitted. While Vega is free of that murder, according to Neal, the D.P.P.’s office will be indicting him for Enrique’s attempted murder.  In June 2002, Enrique and his wife were driving in their van on the highway in Trinidad Village when a group of three men tried to stop them.  At first, Enrique refused as the couple headed to their farm. But on their way back, the men managed to stop the Mennonite family. This is when he came face to face with his attackers; one placed a gun in his face and ordered them to go to the back of the van and drove them to a secluded area.  There, his wife was shot in the ear and abdomen and died on the spot.  Enrique was also shot, but while he survived the shooting, he later died in a traffic accident. 

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2 Responses for “Mark Vega Acquitted of 2002 Murder”

  1. Tallz says:

    So sad. putting an animal back in society.

  2. justice says:

    he dnt deserve to be on the streets because he did to much bad things… he hurt to much ppl…. the devil is lose… poor girl that took him in as husband…

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