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Sep 4, 2019

Coast Guard Officer Charged With Aggravated Assault

Brian Orellana

Coast Guard Officer, Brian Orellana, is behind bars tonight. He has been criminally charged for allegedly attacking Christina Teul, hitting her with a handgun and firing the weapon. Orellana was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of wounding and one count of discharging a firearm in public. He stands accused of appearing at Teul’s residence in the San Martin Area of Belmopan on Monday morning and starting a heated argument with her over a dispute involving her brother. The argument escalated with Orellana allegedly pulling out an unlicensed firearm and threatening Teul and firing shots at her son. That’s the version of the Teul family and as they say, every story has two sides. Today Orellana’s mother Rosita Orellana, spoke to the media in defense of her son. According to Rosita, it was the Teul who started the argument by stoning her son while he was riding by on a bicycle. 

 

Rosita Orellana, Mother of Brian Orellana

Rosita Orellana

“So far what I heard is that Pedro went to the house on Sunday night. Every time Pedro drinks, Pedro goes to harass my son. It is something that is going on for over a year. I told my son to go and report it but he didn’t want to report it. He didn’t want to report it because they are family but that is his mistake. He should have gone to report the issue because look what happened now.”

 

Reporter

“Do you believe, as these people have said, that your son had aggressed the family, pointed gun at them, fired a shot and threatened them the way they are saying?”

 

Rosita Orellana

“No that is a lie. The Teul family is well known to the police. My son went to my auntie house because he was to drop something for me out here, when he was passing back with the dispute that happened that night with Pedro,  his sister told is son  see my son coming on a bicycle across the field. My son was riding on a bicycle. The stoned my son off his bicycle. My son Brian is someone who doesn’t trouble anybody. Anybody who knows Brian they were left surprise because Brian is a person who will help you. Brian is a kind person. I don’t know why they are trying to drag down Brian to this level and only they know why they are doing it. Another thing, my son does not have a firearm. He doesn’t have a firearm. Pedro is the one who has a firearm.”

 

Reporter

“So police found an expended shell.”

 

Rosita Orellana

“They found an expended shell but they didn’t find anything else.”

 

Reporter

“So you are suggesting that the gun that they say, most likely came from them?”

 

Rosita Orellana

“I don’t know where the gun came from. I don’t know where the shot came from. Only they know where the shot came from. As I said, I wasn’t there.”


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