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Mar 27, 2009

Grandmother says she knows who killed 12 year old

Story PictureIn the other case, Belmopan police also have on their hands the mysterious death of twelve year old Saida Noemi Godoy Veliz of Frank’s Eddy Village that occurred on Tuesday night. And while police have still not charged anyone in connection with her death, they are looking at the possibility of charging more than one man. But while they review their case and search for clues, the little girl’s grandmother, Antonia Garrido, is irate that the man she believes is guilty of murdering the standard four student is still free to roam the village.

Antonia Garrido, Grandmother of Deceased
“He took her fifteen days ago at six-thirty on a Friday and was sending her text messages on the cellular phone that I had and she responded but it was in English so I didn’t understand. His sister was here and she wouldn’t leave. But I want to meet her so I can ask her questions, the same questions that I asked her in front of her father. Recently, he gave a teacher a ride to the village and he asked the teacher how the girls were behaving in school and he said more or less. When they stopped by the water pump, my grand-daughter was there and he asked the teacher how she was behaving and that he had heard that she had boyfriends and she even has a boyfriend from Cotton Tree. It is a sin if there is no justice against these people because he will continue doing bad things to the village.”

“I sent my grand-daughter out at six-thirty he was in the taxi and three people saw them when they left. I sent her because I wanted a man to fix my light because a lady from a nearby village, San Mateo, would come to the house for prayers. I sent her out and then her mother went to sell cilantro and tried to look for her. And then, Mansie went and they told me that Saida could not be found. I went and on my return a man, named Randy asked me who I was looking for and if it was for Saida because “Iguana” took her. He took her in the car, put her in the car, in the area of the clinic.”

Supt. Aaron Guzman, C.I.B.
“It may be that we look at following up on maybe not necessarily the murder charge but maybe some other charge on one or two persons. There may be several offenses that may have been committed. It may be that maybe the circumstances of her leaving the house or residence, there could be a charge or charges levied on different persons, which eventually led up to the child being killed. We will work on each and every instance and there may be separate charges preferred against one person or different persons.”

Meanwhile, there are persistent reports that two key persons named in separate murders have fled the country. In reference to the perplexing case of the Chinese mastermind who allegedly ordered the murder of one of his own in Orange Walk March fourteenth, News Five tried to get confirmation whether the Belmopan based businessman has indeed left the country. We reported earlier in the week that he had been questioned by police last weekend but was released when he gave police information that one of their own, Constable Manuel Hill, was also involved and had acted as the middle man in the contract hit.

We also could not confirm reports in the other case, that Taedron Bennett, one of the men who was freed for lack of evidence in the case of the Brannon Brothers murder trial, has left the country. Both Bennett and Joseph Kee were freed but the office of the Director of Prosecutions had indicated that the case could be recalled when the main witness, Sergeant Fitzroy Yearwood, was healthy to testify against the accused men.

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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