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Mar 23, 2020

Lindon Hinds & Kendale Flores are Charged for Murder of 5 Year-Old Kia Herbert

It’s been almost a week since five-year-old Kia Herbert was senselessly murdered inside her house on Pitter Street in Belize City; she was with her mother, Frances Herbert when shots were fired from outside towards the bedroom in which they were sleeping. On Saturday, police charged two men for her killing as well as the shooting of her mother, Frances and today, Lindon Hinds and Kendale Flores were hauled before the courts and arraigned for the murder of the infant. Hinds and Flores were additional charged for Attempted Murder, Grievous Harm, Use of Deadly Means of Harm and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Superintendent Alejandro Cowo told News Five that the senseless killing of the infant was as a result of a dispute and that on March sixteenth, there was an incident at that house.

Alejandro Cowo

Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Eastern Division

“On Saturday morning, police arrested and charged Lindon Mark Hinds, twenty-seven, and Kendale Flores, twenty-five years, both of them for the crime of murder. They were also charged for attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm.”



“Sir are you able to say…it appears as still very senseless shooting that led to the death of this five-year-old. Are you able to say what caused these gunmen to kill this baby and shoot her mom?


Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“Yes it is indeed a senseless killing. They were the innocent victims and the intended target, as far as we know, resides at that residence. And we know that there was an altercation between them earlier in the day that escalated into this shooting. Police during the operation picked up a number of persons; I think the intended target was also in the group of persons where he was interviewed and as a result of that, we received certain information which assisted us in this investigation.”



“Sir is there any concern that they obviously failed to go after the target they intended. Is there any concern that another attempt may be made on that person’s life, putting other family members at risk for a second time?”


Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“Well police presence in that area is high. We are monitoring that Pitter Street area because we know of the incident that transpired and we know the possibility of a retaliation; hence the reason police visibility in that area is very strong.”


Several others were hauled before the courts last Friday and remanded for other murders that occurred in last week’s bloodbath.  They include two fifteen-year-old minors who were charged for the murder of Keith Courtenay, which occurred back on March third. Also arraigned was Paul Smith who was charged for the March seventeenth mid-afternoon murder of Derrick King on West Street. Smith was additionally charged jointly with Randy Green, Charles Middleton and Luciano Novelo for conspiracy to commit murder.

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