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Jun 11, 2020

David Valencia is Charged, Arraigned for Murder of U.S. National

David Valencia

One day after the vicious killing of U.S. national Robert Hurley, a man has been charged for his murder. Earlier this morning, the San Ignacio Police levelled the charge and by this afternoon session of the Magistrate’s Court in that jurisdiction, David Valencia was paraded up the stairs and arraigned for the crime. On the night of June ninth, Hurley and Sheldeen Evans were inside his bedroom sleeping when Valencia reportedly entered the room armed with a knife and attacked the couple. Evans was stabbed once to the back and survived, but Hurley was knifed multiple times and was later discovered dead on the bed. Valencia escaped from the area with the nine-year-old daughter he shared with Evans. News Five has confirmed that Valencia has given a caution statement and that charges for kidnapping will not be levelled on him because he is the child’s legal guardian. The incident is believed to have been motivated by jealousy. 

 

Henry Jemmott

Supt. Henry Jemmott, O.C., San Ignacio Police Formation

“Robert Hurley is the resident of the house and his common-law at the time, Miss Sheldeen Evans were socializing in the house. Also present downstairs was her ex-common-law which is one Mister David Alex Valencia.  He had been working at the residence as a handyman assisting around the yard. The night in question, the couple had retired to their room and he was left downstairs. Sometime around ten, ten-thirty thereabout, he made his way upstairs where he attacked Mister Hurley. Seeing this, the common-law tried to intervene where she sustained a cut wound as well. After which he then inflicted the wounds and made good his escape from the location. He took along with him one of his nine-year-old daughters while he was leaving. Police went into the area, we processed the scene, we did further search of the area and we maintained police vigilance within that area until daybreak.”

 

Valencia is to reappear in court on August twenty-fifth, 2020.


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