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Nov 5, 2018

Still Hospitalized, What’s the Future of Samuel August Senior?

Samuel August Senior, who is accused of killing his five-year-old son, Samir, and his mother-in-law, Louise Young, remains hospitalized under police guard at the K.H.M.H.  August Senior is accused of taking a backhoe and ramming it into Young’s house causing her death and that of his son; two other houses were also damaged last Wednesday. Two days later, on Friday, he managed to escape from the hospital. August Senior attacked Tanisha Ross, stole her SUV and fled towards the Philip Goldson Highway where he deliberately crashed into a backhoe. He was taken back to the hospital and an evaluation has determined that he suffers from a psychiatric problem. Today, the police provided an update on his case.


Alejandro Cowo

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

“The statements have been sent to the D.P.P. Office and we are waiting for them to advice us on how to proceed with the matter.”



“Sir, what would police want to do in a matter like this? Would they want to proceed with arraignment because I understand that the Palm Centre Facility in Belmopan does not have the security to deal with somebody like Mister August?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Well I know that the nurse has been doing evaluation on him; they had given the police a brief as to how he is doing at the hospital. However that is still part of the investigation that we are holding as we need to get the directive from the D.P.P. Office so that we can move on from there. If they say that he has to be admitted at a mental institution—that will be done—or if he’ll be released, then he will be brought into police custody.”

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