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Jun 18, 2015

Maurice Felix Surrenders…Is Remanded on Murder Charge

Maurice Felix

Relatives of murder suspect, Maurice Felix, confirmed to us today that early this morning, he handed himself into police custody.  But strangely, when Maurice and his sister visited the police station at around six this morning, they were told he was not wanted even though police have been looking for him since June fifth. This is the same day Maurice secured an eight thousand dollar Supreme Court bail, just prior to the demise of Mark Gentle. After checks were made at the station, however, Felix was remanded for Gentle’s murder. Later, he was escorted by CIB personnel to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court and within an hour, he appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer to be read two criminal offenses. He was arraigned for the murder of Mark Gentle and the attempted murder of Pamela Cumberbatch. Felix was denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison until September eighth, 2015.  This is also the date that his younger brother, Emory, is due before the court. Last week June ninth, Emory was arraigned before Magistrate Herbert Panton for the murder of Gentle as well, but other charges are expected to be levied against him. The charges stem from the May incident when two gunmen pulled up in front of the home of Cumberbatch and opened fire. She was not hit, but her husband Calvin Cumberbatch was and Mark subsequently died.  Interestingly neither of the brothers has been charged criminally for the attempts on the life of Calvin. It is reported that Calvin does not wish to press charges.

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1 Response for “Maurice Felix Surrenders…Is Remanded on Murder Charge”

  1. Al says:

    Murder is a family affair. What a sickness has fallen over our people.
    Mr PM, do you have a plan to address this growing epidemic called murder in the country.

    I guess you are too busy trying to figure out how to have the country run by a one a one party system that is not indicative of a democracy. I hope the people can see what your plan is for the future of the country and it is certainly not one of good for all. It is for the good of you and your politicians cronies.
    Wake u people!!!

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