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Jan 5, 2017

Police Charge Alleged Killer of Randolph Johnson

Elden Edward Flowers

Police have cracked the second of six murders that occurred over a four-day period. It’s been two days since the murder of Police Street resident nineteen-year-old Randolph Johnson and tonight, another Belize City youth, nineteen-year-old Elden Edward Flowers, a resident of Croton Lane has been charged for his execution. Late this evening, Flowers appear before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer and was arraigned for a single charge of murder. No plea was taken and Flowers was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until February twenty-third, 2017. Flowers is accused of ambushing Johnson while he was fishing near the Belize Waste Control Compound on the George Price Highway with friends, sometime after two p.m.   “Tunutz” as he was affectionately known, was shot to the chest, leg and hand and died within minutes. Here’s what Johnson’s aunt told News Five on that tragic day. 


Randolph Johnson

Voice of Aunt of Murder Victim [File: January 3rd, 2017]

“They gone fishing. They just decided because they say my lee son gone and ketch tawpound [a fish] yesterday and they mi like di way my ma cook it so they decided fi make all of them go do it so that they have tea later. But my nephew end up gone because he want crawna fi eat and as he reach, according to my son, ih ketch di crawna. So ih bend down di ketch fire fi put this crawna and dah then di gunman just come and shot ahn and chance ahn outta ih life because my nephew dah wah strong person and if that gunman mi come front way, ih mi wah fight to the very end. Ih neva mi wah give up.”


The accused, Flowers, is no stranger to the police. In 2016, he and two others were charged for burglary when they were caught red-handed by the police. At the time of the shooting murder of Johnson, Flowers was out on bail pending trial for that burglary case. 

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