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Nov 2, 2015

Fatal Stabbing of a Guatemalan Youth Outside Nightclub in San Ignacio

Iter Espino

Four persons are currently detained at the San Ignacio Police following a brawl on Sunday morning outside of the Blue Angels Night Club. Twenty year old Iter Espino’s body was discovered ten minutes later at the steps of the Bismilah Furniture Store near the Welcome Center. Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

As partygoers were leaving the Blue Angels Night Club on Hudson Street in San Ignacio, a brawl ensued between twenty-year olds Iter Espino and Franklin Garcia, who are both Guatemalan nationals of Buena Vista Village in Cayo, and a group of men. While Garcia was beaten unconscious, Espino was stabbed multiple times and moments later, his body was found a block away across from the Welcome Center in San Ignacio Town.


Reymundo Reyes

ASP Reymundo Reyes, Deputy O.C. San Ignacio Police

“Police made their way to the area where upon arrival, they saw people dispersing from the area, running from where the fight was happening. Immediately after, they made checks in the area and by Bismillah Furniture Store on Savannah Street; the lifeless body of a Hispanic male person was seen lying on the steps of the building. The scene was processed; police observed that the male individual had three stab wounds to the chest area—two on the upper portion of the chest, one below his nipple and one stab wound on the left shoulder. So far the information we’ve received is that he was socializing at Blue Angels Night Club along with a friend, Franklin Garcia, who was along with him when they were involved in the altercation after the establishment had been closed, resulting in a fight and during that fight, apparently he sustained the fatal stab wounds and succumbed to the injuries.”


An altercation started from inside the night club which later flowed on to the street. But what triggered the altercation?


ASP Reymundo Reyes

“The altercation started between Espino and another male person from Santa Elena where Espino apparently attacked this individual and the individual end up the challenge him to a fist fight. Both engaged in the fight and that is where others then jumped in and attacked Espino and his friend, beating up Garcia badly…leaving him on the ground. And that is when Espino was fatally stabbed.”


Police currently have four persons detained in connection with the stabbing death of Espino, who is not known as a troublemaker. They have not been able to ascertain who inflicted the fatal stabs.


ASP Reymundo Reyes

“The case is being clearly or smartly investigated. What happen is that there was a brawl. Yes we have the person who he was physically involved in the fist fight, but we have others who also jumped in; more than one person got involved, resulting in not only Espino being injured but also his friend Garcia who was badly beaten as he sustained head and facial injuries. At this moment, we have four persons that have been detained for questioning and three others have been questioned and released. So we are still investigating the matter to establish as to whom of these four might have been the person to inflict the stab wound.”


The murder weapon has not been recovered. Duane Moody for News Five.

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3 Responses for “Fatal Stabbing of a Guatemalan Youth Outside Nightclub in San Ignacio”

  1. Elgin Martinez says:

    It’s ironic how Good the police department are investigating cases when Guatemalans are killed by Belizeans and yet when Belizean Citizen are killed by Guatemalans thesame Police department do Nada

  2. MNHG says:


  3. The Truth says:

    And the stupid belizeans will pay

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