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Dec 20, 2016

American Charged With Forty-Year-Old Double Murder of Tourists to Belize

After as many as forty years, a double murder case has been cracked. An American from California has been charged with two counts of maritime murder for the deaths of a British couple in their mid-twenties who had travelled to Belize. Seventy-five year old Silas Duane Boston is accused of luring Christopher Farmer and Peta Frampton, from Cheshire, England, to travel on his boat to Chetumal, Mexico, only to kill them and dump their bodies in the Caribbean Sea a week and a half later off the coast of Punta De Manabique in Guatemala, according to the Washington Post. The couple were last seen alive when they left Belize City in June of 1978 aboard Boston’s boat, the Justin B. The deaths were initially classified as drowning, but according to the Washington Post, Boston’s sons told a detective investigating the disappearance of their mother in Sacramento, California, ten years earlier, a detailed account of the couple’s murders. The federal complaint described the attack in Livingston, Guatemala as unprovoked and other sources described Boston as saying he did it “for fun.” Boston is also accused of killing his sons’ mother as she tried to run away from him. Boston could face as much as life in prison for the killings.

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