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Dec 14, 2016

Accused in Cayo Murder Found Shot Dead; Suicide or Foul Play?

Maximiliano Williams

Did a man who was on the run in connection with a murder take his own life? On Tuesday, Maximiliano Williams was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound to the left side of the chest in Yalbac Village in the Cayo District. He was wanted by San Ignacio Police in connection with the murder of Milicio Gonzalez which happened on Sunday night.  Well, that day Police said best information to them was that Williams was heading to Orange Walk.  But around five on Tuesday they responded to a shooting in the village where he was seen lying several feet away from the main road with a gunshot wound to the chest and beside him was a sixteen gauge shotgun with one expended cartridge.  Williams and Gonzalez are said to have been good friends; in fact, they ate lunch together on Sunday afternoon and were drinking. But things turned deadly later that evening after Gonzalez refused to continue drinking and Williams made accusations that they wanted to kill him. He later approached Gonzalez when he was heading to a shop and attacked him with rocks.  Gonzalez was bashed in the head and didn’t survive that incident. The killing was witnessed by Gonzalez’s seven year old daughter and common-law-wife Maria Isabel Toj.  Toj spoke with News Five on Monday and said that she was attacked by Williams when she tried to intervene but Gonzalez was already dead. According to police and Gonzalez’s family, alcohol fueled the murder. Williams’ body is at the San Ignacio Community Hospital Morgue where it awaits a post-mortem.

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