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Jul 9, 2018

Hopkins Resident, Busted in San Pedro, is Charged for Belize City Murder

Jason Sutherland

Two months later, police have cracked the murder of Jason Sutherland which occurred on May third. Twenty-nine-year-old Sutherland was in his yard on Cemetery Road when he was shot by a man who monitored him from a nearby store.  Veris Ventura, a resident of Hopkins is facing murder charges after police picked him up a few days ago. It is believed Ventura pulled the trigger after approaching Sutherland to purchase a small amount of weed. Though he attempted to flee, multiple shots were fired hitting him in the abdomen. Assistant Superintendent Alejandro Cowo says Ventura was detained in San Pedro.


ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“We have another arrest, reference the shooting death of Jason Travis Sutherland which occurred on May third, 2018.  Yesterday police arrested and charged a male person by the name of Veris Ventura, a Belizean laborer of Hopkins Village for the crime of murder.”



“Okay, he was apprehended on San Pedro, am I correct?”


Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes, he was detained in San Pedro during an operation that was being conducted by San Pedro police.”



“Had he been hiding out there?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“No, he had already been in police custody, but during the investigation we were unable to unfold more evidence, hence the reason that he was charged.”



“So you all have compelling evidence to indicate that he was the shooter on that night?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes we have evidence to support the charge.”

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