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Jan 2, 2019

Preston Reynolds is Executed on Jane Usher Boulevard

Preston Reynolds

The first twenty-four hours of 2019 was nightmarish in Belize City as the violence would not let up even as police put more boots on the ground. Twenty-two-year-old Preston Reynolds was heading home to Neal Pen Road on bicycle when he was executed within minutes of another murder on New Year’s Day. He died instantly. Reynolds was reportedly involved in an altercation earlier though it is not confirmed if that incident led to his murder. Duane Moody has a report.

 

Duane Moody

Duane Moody

“The New Year’s Day carnage in the Old Capital ended here in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. About five yards behind me is where police discovered the body of twenty-two-year-old Preston Reynolds. He was shot from behind to the head and body as he rode his bicycle right here on this path.”

 

The blood stains on the sidewalk and in the bush near a popular hang out on the stretch of road is where he bled to death. His black female beach cruiser bicycle was found beside his body. It happened minutes after police were processing the scenes of two other shooting incidents.

 

Chester Williams, Acting ComPol

“Police were called and upon arrival, they saw the lifeless body of one Preston Reynolds who had gunshot injuries to the neck and back area. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.”

 

It is believed that the murder was the result of an altercation hours earlier and Reynolds was waylaid as he left his mother’s house off Curl Thompson Street en route to his house on Neal Pen Road Extension. After the shots rang out, two persons were seen leaving the area on bicycle.

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams

“Preston Reynolds had a previous misunderstand hours before his demise with an individual. And it is believed that it is that individual who has caused his death. Police are currently that person and our investigation continues.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.

 

While police did not say whether the murder is as a result of a stabbing earlier than morning, today, a woman was charged for wounding Preston Reynolds’ girlfriend. Therese Young was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford for stabbing Tanisha Knox during a dispute on Neal Pen Road on the morning of January first.  In court, Young pleaded guilty with an explanation to the charge, but a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf.  Knox reported to police that on New Year’s Day morning, she was visiting Reynolds when she was approached by Young who would stab her as the altercation escalated between the two women. Senior Magistrate Ford offered Young bail of eight hundred dollars with one surety. She is also to stay away from the victim’s family members. Young’s next court date is set for March thirteenth, 2019.


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