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Nov 5, 2009

Dorian Herrera knocked down and killed by senior citizen

Story PictureBaby Alexander is not the only fatality that occurred today. At about ten o’ clock this morning a man from Double Head Cabbage was knocked down and killed. Late this evening a senior citizen of the United States, eighty year old Gordon Stout, who is presently residing in Consejo Shores, Corozal Town was slapped with three counts for the accidental death of twenty eight year old Dorian Herrera. Herrera who was affectionately called “dumb bwai” by friends and family was working on the roadside in Gardenia Village at the time of his death. Ironically, Herrera was placing a cone and a sign to caution drivers to slow down when he was hit by the senior citizen. His first cousin and his uncle who raised him, told News Five that he will be missed.

Jose Sanchez
“So you were very close.”

Leon Jones, Cousin of Dorian Herrera
“Very close, first cousin; like bredda. Di man couldn’t talk good and thing, but di man dah like any one ah we. Di man curios fi get wah job and dat dah di job weh di man get and dah deh di man end up and dah deh di man left. Di man mi di work pan road side; di clean di roadside and thing. Dat dah di man job fi di last two months. According to the man boss, ih mi di cross di road fi ker wah cone and same time di vehicle haul di curve under lot ah speed. A Mexican vehicle and they have di guy. Dah mi wah gold Rav-4.”

Jose Sanchez
“It’s a tragedy how is the family dealing with it?”

Leon Jones
“Bwai ih rough, ih rough. You know what it’s like fi deal wid sudden death. Dis man just twenty-eight. Ih rough pan all ah we. Right now I come form Progresso. I di work and everything. I di had to come in come deal wid my family and thing.”

Corporal Lincoln Jones, Uncle of Dorian Herrera
“I raised him from about two years old after his mother and father died and he become young man. My mother do the chores at home and I support them financially.”

Jose Sanchez
“So he was a good kid.”

Cpl. Lincoln Jones
“Yeah, very good.”

Jose Sanchez
“So this really came as a shock?”

Cpl. Lincoln Jones
“Yeah, I was at work when I got the news. But dah something weh yoh deal wid. That’s life.”

Jose Sanchez
“I understand there was sign he was putting up.”

Cpl. Lincoln Jones
“Yeah, that’s what I understand too. I can’t confirm that but I understand that’s what took place.”

Gordon Stout was rushed over to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court around four-thirty this evening. He was taken into Court number two in front of Senior Magistrate, Dorothy Flowers where he was charged with one count of Manslaughter by Negligence; one count of Causing Death by Careless Conduct and one count of Driving Without Due Care and Attention. Stout was offered bail at five thousand dollars plus one surety of the same amount. But at five p.m., he could not meet his bail and was remanded into custody. Stout however wanted to pay cash but was told that he had to get a Belizean to post bail for him in order to assure the court that he will reappear before the court at his next appearance on the December fifteenth.”


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