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Jan 3, 2003

Bz. City driver charged with manslaughter

A man charged in connection with a hit and run accident on Coney Drive in late December will have to answer to several other traffic offences. According to police, thirty-seven year old Elias Alamilla, a Belize City businessman, will also face charges of manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct and operating an unlicensed motor vehicle. Those three are now added to the crimes of driving without due care and attention, failure to stop and render aid and operating a motor vehicle without adequate brakes. Alamilla knocked down forty-seven year old Howell August, a resident of San Ignacio, on December twenty-second. August later died while receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

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