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Feb 17, 2020

Argument Ends with Brothers Stabbing Each Other in Belize City

Kurson and Kirk Howard

A confrontation between two brothers in Belize City ended in their stabbing over the weekend.  The Howard brothers, Kurson and Kirk Junior, are now recuperating after the unfortunate incident during which they stabbed each other. This morning, Kirk Junior was released from police custody, while Kurson remains hospitalized for stab wounds he received to the neck and arm; Kirk Junior was stabbed once to the right thigh. News Five found out that the Howard family was celebrating the birthday of an older sibling when a quarrel between the younger siblings led to the violent attack. Here’s News Five’s Duane Moody with a report.


Hilberto Romero

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Around 9:25 p.m., police visited the K.H.M.H. where they found Kurson Howard and Kirk Howard with stab wound injuries; they are brothers. Information reveals that they were at an area when they got into a fight, one stabbed the other one. Thereafter, the other person took the knife away and inflicted stab wounds to the other one.”


Duane Moody, Reporting

A birthday celebration at the Howard residence on Neal Penn Road Extension ended in a stabbing incident on Friday night. Kurson and Kirk Howard Junior were socializing when an argument ensued between the siblings. Earline Howard says she was inside the house making supper when she heard the commotion. She later found out that the two had stabbed each other; both were rushed to the K.H.M.H. where Kurson remains hospitalized while Kirk Junior was released into police custody.


Voice of: Earline Howard, Mother of Stabbing Victims

“They mi di rumble outside and dehn start to argue between dehn girlfriend. One of the girlfriends sick, weh we woulda say crazy and dah that dehn mi di argument offa that. Dehn start whap up each other with board and stick and soh and whatnot. I noh know which one draw knife cause as I say, I neva see cause dah mi time fi make I gone make supper, tea. So I gone and make my tea and then I tell dehn weh di happen outside? And dehn say, ma you noh have to worry about that cause you done know we noh want you outside. One ah dehn get stab. I mi think dah minor thing; I neva mi di think dah something really mi di happen and whatnot, so we noh know. I noh know. After that I hear one of them say that they get a call and dehn have one dah hospital and one dah police station.”


This morning after ten o’clock, Kirk Junior was released by police. When we spoke with him, he told News Five that he is not pressing any charges against his brother and that he is disappointed about the way things ended. His mother, Earline says that this is the first time that a disagreement between the siblings escalated to that point.


Voice of: Earline Howard

“I neva mi di think that it mi gwen far like that cause dehn always di argue. Sometimes dah off of a simple game cause dehn like play ball. Dehn woulda argue and  it noh go far; nothing like that go far.”


Duane Moody

“Maybe dah because dehn mi di take wah lee drink?”


Voice of: Earline Howard

“Yes dehn mi di take wah lee sip cause dah mi oldest son birthday and he mi buy wah lee ‘badman.’ And after that done, ih mi done. But I guess one ah dehn mi di drink more than one or something like that. And that dah weh cause more the argument cause dehn mi di take dehn lee drink.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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