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Dec 1, 2004

Armstrong buried, killer is identified

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Police Constable Uwin Armstrong was laid to rest this afternoon in Hattieville at a funeral attended by hundred of friends, family members and colleagues. And while the nation mourned the senseless execution style killing, police believe they have identified the murderer. Police Commissioner Carmen Zetina told News 5 that they think he’s heading North.

Carmen Zetina, Commissioner of Police

?Well we know who is the person who did it. We have all the evidence now. It?s a matter of now getting to find his whereabouts. We believe that, from all indications, he is over on the Mexican side. We have asked the authorities over there to assist us in his apprehension.?

Stewart Krohn

?Can you release the suspect?s name perhaps in aiding his capture??

Carmen Zetina

?Yes, his name is Earl Young. He is actually grew in Orange Walk Town, but he lives on Mahogany Street in Belize City.?

Stewart Krohn

?What are you thinking is the motive for this crime??

Carmen Zetina

?Well, from all the evidence we?ve gathered so far, it would be it is a reckless behaviour on the part of the person who did the murder.?

Stewart Krohn

?Reckless meaning he was trying to prove a point??

Carmen Zetina

?He was either trying to prove a point or it?s just without any motive I would say. He just went, jump off the bicycle he was on and went back to where the police had passed him and shot him twice.?

Stewart Krohn

?Nothing personal at all with Mr. Armstrong or nothing in Earl Young?s history that would suggest why he would do this??

Carmen Zetina

?It?s a behaviour as you know that had been plaguing the country on a whole about this undisciplined behaviour of youths. I have noticed this for twenty odd years and the person talking to the police officer says it was just the uniform officer was passing and he just went back and shot him twice.?

Stewart Krohn

?Commissioner, I know it?s hard to take one act as being symbolic of the deterioration in society. It?s a reckless thing to implication to make. But do you think what happened to Armstrong is symptomatic of what?s going on in Belize??

Carmen Zetina

?Oh yes, as you see it?s typical behaviour of youths nowadays; no respect to anybody and now you see it?s including the authorities. This is something that we have to address. Not only the Police Department, but the whole society on a whole.?

Stewart Krohn

?What do you think is the best way to address this kind of problem if it is as you say??

Carmen Zetina

?Well, everybody have to get involved. The citizenry, the other Government departments; it takes the whole nation of Belize to address the problem.?

Stewart Krohn

?Is there any message that you want to send to the people of Belize and perhaps, the criminal element in Belizean view of what?s happening here today??

Carmen Zetina

?Well my only message to Belize is that we are not going to leave any sole unturned to get to this matter. As we said, we have to solve the case as practically. It?s just the matter of waiting for the person to be apprehended. My thing is that we have to change. As you said it?s another matter of behaviour that exists in society nowadays. We have to plead to Belizeans and the country on a whole to let?s get to the bottom of these issues that is plaguing us at this time.?

Armstrong was killed just before midnight on Friday night as he walked past the entrance to the Framers Market on his way to duty at the Caribbean Shores Police Station.


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