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Jul 2, 2018

Georgeville Man Stabbed Multiple Times

Marvin Givarra

There were two unrelated stabbing incidents in the west over the weekend that occurred within minutes of each other and in separate villages along with George Price Highway. Both victims are currently hospitalized in stable condition at the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan and police have since detained one of the suspects and are looking for two others in connection with the stabbings.  The first incident, and more serious of the two, occurred around twelve-thirty on Saturday morning at a bar in Georgeville, Cayo, where twenty-nine-year-old Marvin Givarra was stabbed multiple times in the back, puncturing one of his lungs. News Five’s Duane Moody headed west today and files this report.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Twenty-nine-year-old Marvin Givarra lives with his family in the new site area of Georgeville. On Friday night, Givarra went partying with his relatives and friends here at Al’s Hyde Away Bar, just off the George Price Highway in the village. But around twelve-thirty a.m., an argument ensued between Givarra and Leryl Smith, a twenty-three-year-old firefighter who also resides in Georgeville. That argument quickly escalated to a fight where a knife was introduced and used to stab Givarra four times; twice each to either side of his back, puncturing his left lung. The incident occurred in front of a number of patrons at the local pub and within minutes Givarra was being rushed in the pan of a pickup truck to the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan for urgent medical attention.


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“On Saturday thirtieth June, around 12:45 a.m. San Ignacio Police responded to a stabbing incident in Georgeville Village at a bar where upon arrival the victim, one Marvin Givarra was seen transported to the hospital.”


Residents say that the responding officers took quite some time to get to the bar, which is located a stone’s throw away from the police station in the village.  The police were nevertheless able to apprehend the suspect, who remains in custody pending charges for the stabbing of Givarra.


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Police investigation revealed that the victim, Marvin Givarra got into an altercation with one Leryl Smith who inflicted four stab wounds to Givarra. Police have since detained Smith, who is pending charges.”


Givarra remains hospitalized in a stable condition and was this afternoon taken to have an x-ray that will determine the extent of the damage to his lung. Duane Moody for News Five.

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