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Mar 21, 2016

Final Submissions in Sabido Murder Trial Delivered – Judgment Reserved

Osmar Sabido

Closing arguments from the prosecution and the defense commenced today in the murder trial of Osmar Sabido, who is accused of taking the life of his common-law-wife Christie Carrasco. A group of residents called for justice outside the Orange Walk Supreme Court as the proceedings took place inside. Emotions were running high as Sabido was paraded into the courtroom. The case started at ten this morning, was quickly adjourned to one-thirty and will resume on Tuesday before Justice Herbert Lord. The murder took place five years ago in Orange Walk Town where the couple lived. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Handa Cambranes, Best Friend of Deceased

“It’s one of the most horrific events in my life that I have to live with everyday; every single day.”


Duane Moody, Reporting

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for the family because five years after the life of Christie Carrasco was taken; the murder trial against her common-law husband is underway. Today, closing arguments were heard in the Orange Walk Supreme Court against Osmar Sabido. Then twenty-one, Sabido is accused of stabbing Carrasco back on the night of February twenty-eighth, 2011. For the family, they’re finally about to get closure for the murder of Christie.


Christie Carrasco

Sandra Carrasco, Mother of Deceased

“I feel confident that we have a strong case. Everything he said in there were pure lies. We were all mourning my grandmother’s death. We were at home; we were preparing to lay my grandmother to rest. And my daughter wasn’t an evil person; she was full of kindness and love and she was the one in charge that day of preparing everything for my grandmother.”


Outside the court, family and friends as well as Orange Walk residents came out in support of the family, expressing the need for justice in the untimely murdered of Carrasco.


Handa Cambranes

Handa Cambranes

“We’re glad that people showed up today because this is a stand for her. After five years…it’s a very long time to wait for the case to come up and we’re hoping that she finally gets the justice that she deserves. This is something that we’ve been waiting for, for a very long time and for it to finally be here and we just want it to be over. And we thank everyone who came out today and to support us. It’s something overwhelming like I said before and we are just trying to cope with it the best way we can.”


Sandra Carrasco

“I was really happy to see them and I know most of all Christie was looking at us smiling because she knows that we are all here for her. She’s happy to know that her friends are supporting me and I am really happy to see people here because it is not an easy thing to lose a child and I don’t wish that for anyone. I know the pain his family must be going through too because I am a mother and I can just imagine how his mom must be feeling; his parents, his sisters. That’s why when we do something in life, we must think about our loved ones before we do a stupid act.”


For family and friends, since the start of the trial two weeks ago, it’s the first time that they’re seeing the man accrued of taking the life of their loved one.


Handa Cambranes

“Truthfully as her friend and also the family friend, we felt a type of way because we know it is lies…nothing but lies this guy is taking about. The thing that pisses us off the most is that he’s never apologized to anyone and said I’m sorry and regret what I did and I’m sorry. Things do happen, but taking a life is not something you could be sorry about and it heals everything or anyone. It is something that you go through every day of your life and it plagues your mind to the extent that it haunts you. And never once had he said sorry.”


Sandra Carrasco

Sandra Carrasco

“What hurts me the most, he has no remorse; that five years has past and you could say maybe in a moment of rage you can do something like that, but that I am sorry. He has no remorse. And I want justice for my daughter. I can’t get her back, but at least if he stays in prison and he pays for what he has done; the pain he has caused my family. He left my granddaughter without a mother.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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