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Jun 23, 2015

Sanjay Pilgrim Arraigned for Murder of Undertaker

Tonight, thirty six year old undertaker, Sanjay Pilgrim of Belize City is on remand for the murder of his friend, forty-four year old Carrington Bodden, who was fatally stabbed once to the chest on Sunday night during a heated argument on Kelly Street. Pilgrim was taken by CIB personnel in handcuffs to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court, where an hour later, he appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith and read a single charge of Murder.  While no plea was taken from him, when the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith read the charge, Pilgrim said he acted in self defence. Pilgrim was then remanded to the Belize Central Prison until July thirty first, 2015. On Sunday, June twenty-first, the two men, who were both believed to be under the influence of alcohol got into an argument during which  Bodden was stabbed to the chest. The incident occurred before relatives and friends who were celebrating Father’s Day on Kelly Street.  Bodden was rushed to the hospital where he later died.


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