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Feb 20, 2017

4 Homicides Over Weekend; in City, Eaton Lamb, 17, Stabbed to Death in Pursuit

Eaton Lamb

Within a period of thirty hours, there were four homicides recorded: one in the city that claimed the life of a seventeen-year-old, as well as a murder in Ladyville where a fifty-seven-year-old man was brutally killed; he was almost decapitated. And then there were two murders in San Ignacio within hours of each other and both homicides are believed to have been related. The first murder occurred just after midnight on Saturday. Eaton Lamb, a teenager, was stabbed twice by his cousin, who was caught on the scene by officers on patrol in the Antelope Street Extension area of Belize City. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Around eleven-forty on Saturday night, seventeen-year-old Eaton Lamb was stabbed to the chest and back during a hot pursuit on the south side of Belize City. Less than an hour later, he would succumb to his injuries while receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Up until his untimely death, Eaton had been living with his older brother, Jason Lamb since their mother passed away several years ago.


Jason Lamb, Brother of Murder Victim

“I just left a few minutes from home…just like fifteen to twenty minutes when I received a phone call after I left home to please hurry come home because your cousin Tishawn di chase yo bredda with a knife. I neva take it serious until I reach and when I reach I still never know weh di happen. I see police come around and something dehn say that dehn done ker Eaton dah hospital. So pan my information I say best thing I go straight dah hospital because I noh know eh di happen with mi bredda.”


According to Jason, it is even more hurtful because the seemingly premeditated murder of his youngest brother occurred just minutes before he spoke with the person, who police say was caught red-handed with the weapon in hand at a checkpoint pursuing Eaton.


Jason Lamb

Jason Lamb

“It’s just shocking fi just feel that dah wah close family member. Dah somebody weh always deh round; deh ina di yard on a daily basis, somebody weh yo could talk to cause dah like first cousin. We neva think such thing mi wah happen mien. But it just hurt mien. It hurt…nobody knows how ih feel until ih knock pan dehn door. Weh ih do, ih mean do cause ih stab di guy and still chase ahn down. That dah something I really can’t cope with cause that means dah something weh ih mi really want do cause I was here. From the evening I was here and that guy Tishawn Hamilton dah my first cousin and ih come two time and ask me, Jason weh part my bredda Eaton deh. And I tel, di man dah only me one deh bout; nobody else noh deh yah. And the man gone pan that. within twenty minutes, thirty minutes span, the man come right back and ask the same question. And I told the man, family, weh di go on…tell me weh di happen mine. Cause then Eaton noh deh yah and I wah could give ahn yo number make di man could text yo. And he say, ih alright family.”


Fitzroy Yearwood

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Press Officer, Belize Police Department

“We have heard several rumors but of course only the deceased and the accused can tell us what is the real motive. We know that they both had Pelican Street address so it is obvious that they may have known each other. Hopefully by the end of the day, we will be able to get more information as to what took place and what caused this heinous act.”


According to Jason, Eaton was stabbed minutes later just a stone’s throw from where they lived on Pelican Street Extension. He was chased by his attacker several blocks and stabbed multiple times. But even after being injured, the seventeen-year-old ran to a police checkpoint on Antelope Street Extension; there is where the suspect was detained and Eaton was rushed in a police truck to the K.H.M.H.


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Police were on patrol on Antelope Street Extension, where they saw Lamb running from twenty-four year old Tishawn Hamilton. He was in direct pursuit with a knife in his hand. Police managed to disarm Hamilton; he was then detained and Lamb was transported to the K.H.M.H. for treatment. Unfortunately about twenty minutes later he succumbed to his injury. We know that Hamilton is detained and he should be charged for this murder.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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