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Jun 6, 2023

Teenager Killed While Returning from Shop

Trevor Thompson

Another murder has been recorded in the wake of the weekend murders in Caye Caulker and Libertad Village.  The latest homicide took place in Belize City. On Monday night, police responded to reports of a shooting incident on Fabers Road, near Saint John Vianney Primary School. There, they observed Trevor Thompson lying face down on the pavement with gunshot injuries to the body. He was quickly placed in the pan of a police pickup truck and rushed to the K.H.M.H. where he died while receiving treatment. Today, News Five’s Duane Moody spoke with the mother of the eighteen-year-old victim.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Trevor Thompson lived on Rivero Street in Belize City, after recently relocating to the area from Ladyville. On Monday night, the eighteen-year-old was returning to his mother’s house on Fabers Road when a gunman opened fire in his direction. Thompson was hit multiple times and collapsed on the pavement near his family home.


Voice of: Janett Sewell

Voice of: Janett Sewell, Mother of Deceased

“I send my son gone buy bun and thing make we could eat, but ih neva mek it back. As ih reach front ah di house with the bun and the thing dehn, somebody come and end ih life and ih drop right deh with the stuff them. But I noh see how somebody woulda want do he that cause he dah just wah baby. He just do fi he normal thing. He woulda go hail ih girlfriend, chill out and come buy and then ih woulda go home. Well noh go home, but weh part ih mi di stay for the meantime down here. Ih woulda usually go in a lee bit later than that, but last night I surprise ih come after seven and ih say “Ma come make I buy the thing fi eat and then I gwen in. Ih say I gwen in early.”


Janett Sewell, who spoke with News Five off camera, said her son was well-known in the community and was not involved gang in gang activity.


Voice of: Janett Sewell

“Lotta people know my son cause my son like socialise. Everybody weh know ahn know that he noh ina the street thing or violence nor nothing like that. So I noh know why nobody woulda want target he. I noh know if dah the area weh ih grow up; sometimes people just class yo. Ih mi di work up dah Ladyville and ih mi live up deh. Dah only like three weeks ih deh down yah cause ih lose the lee job so he come spend some lee time with me. I neva see ahn fi wah good while when ih mi deh dah Ladyville di work. The same reason I neva want ahn down here fah because yo just noh need fi do nothing fi make dehn kill yo right now. It sad, but dah true.”


Thompson never complained about his life being threatened.


Voice of: Janett Sewell

“No, no nothing. Nothing at all. Every day he just go, he go anywhere. He noh have no problem with nobody, or nobody from different street or nothing. I noh know nothing, nothing, nothing. I just shock. I noh know nothing. I don’t know. I can’t even think about who woulda want do this to my son weh ih noh fool around with people. So that dah di part.”


Duane Moody

“What are the police saying about this incident?”


Voice of: Janett Sewell

“Well dehn di try their best to do their job, I guess. They will try and do their job; that’s all they can do.”


Viewers would recall a video that went viral about two years ago of a minor being tortured – shocked with an electrical cord, the tip of his pinky finger sliced,  whipped with a broom stick and stomped to the head. The perpetrator was charged for that crime and the victim was Thompson. Sewell spoke out today about the brutality her son endured.


Voice of: Janett Sewell

“Dah like the same situation weh I tell yo; mi son love friends and ih love the girls. And ih mi deh back deh with some ah ih friends dehn and ih like ih friend sister and the people dehn see ahn dah back deh and dehn want know what? Who this strange face, yo know?  So dah like the same thing; dehn target dehn, yo can’t make yo son go ina wah different neighbourhood because dehn wah want know who he and dehn could just kill yo son just fuh that.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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