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Jul 15, 2010

Anthony Matura stabbed and killed as he disembarked bus

As we said earlier, eighteen year old Anthony Matura, is the latest murder victim. Matura was stabbed twice in the chest and neck sometime after three this afternoon. The teenager had reportedly just disembarked a bus and was heading to his home about three blocks away when his attacker pursued him and pounced on him. Anthony’s brother, Glenford was killed on the morning of March tenth. An eyewitness, Lois Nicholas, says she was taking a nap inside her house not far away on Carpenter Street when her attention was drawn to the youth lying on the ground about a hundred feet away from her house.  Meanwhile, his grandmother, Doreen Gibson told News Five that he left home this morning, as he did most mornings to accompany his father to Belize City.

Lois Nicholas, Witness

“Well, I mi deh inside and sumabdy jus halla fu me and dat somebody di lie out deh infront ah di church and di person die. Ih get stab up.”

Marion Ali

lois nicholas

You came outside yo said and you realized you knew him?

Lois Nicholas

“I si di young man but I nuh really know ih name. So I cya seh dah who. ”

Marion Ali

But  yo neva hear anything yo just …

Lois Nicholas

“ Nuh really.no I neva hear nothing . deh jus like weh ah seh, I was inside and someone called and said there’s a young man lying out there and I went and I saw him out there infront of the church. He was dead. “

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doreen gibson

Doreen Gibson, Grandmother of murder victim

“He dah di one weh wudda goh down wid ih pa and come up. Di next wan nuh come up. He usually come up till five. Dennis di next lee bway. Anyway I tell deh pikni. I seh bway , gyal mek wi go . mek wi si if dah Anthony. And wi hurry gone, he tell mi dat dah by the church ih seh di church right next to by weh he live. So ah gone by the church and ah si wah body pon di ground. Di police deh done got di place rope off and deh tell mi miss stay behind di line and I tell deh seh but ah wah si di young man ah seh because ah tink dah mi grandson dat. The person weh call mi and tell mi look like mi grandson get stab. Ih tell mi ih seh ih hear dat ih di come offa di bus and somebody stab ah. Seh ih mi di run, probably mid I run from di person and deh seh di person stab ah and when I get deh I observe dat ih had ih chest. Dah wen di police deh lift ih shirt dah den I si di stab wound dah ih chest and eena ih neck.”

Marion Ali

Two stabs”

Doreen Gibson

“Yes, two stab.”

Ladyville police are investigating and have not yet arrested anyone.


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7 Responses for “Anthony Matura stabbed and killed as he disembarked bus”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Why has everyone in the country gone blind? People get killed in Belize City, we say that it is a south side problem, they get killed in broad daylight outside the city, no one sees anything but the dead body. The police department needs to be restructured but the citizenry needs some common sense slapped into them. Ladyville is not so big that children are getting raped, a young girl loses her leg to a bullet, a 72 yr old is murdered in his front yard, houses are broken into & emptied when the occupants leave & at times invaded while they are there & no one sees a F-ing thing. Peace at any price isn’t working, the silence is killing us.

  2. maddyvandijk says:

    How much more can a mother’s heart hold, no one has ever ben able to measure that.

    I hope the animal is caught before he hurt someone else.

  3. Proud Belizean says:

    crazy! my sympathies to the family…the dad seems very strong even after losing 2 sons in less that six months.

  4. belizeanpride says:

    I hope we don’t get use to this type of news later in the future. hopefully the gov. makes drastic changes to implement better service from the so called police officer to keep all evidence handy and not losing the info on the day of court. The gov. should start doing something with the madness of killing that is taking control of our communities while the high political person sit at home with guards outside confortably while we walk in fear every step we make.

  5. Ras Chi town says:

    Our country need to spend money on camaras and put them all over the place.What is so hard bout that,nobody never wants to talk they never see nothing just heard because they are scared.THOSE Camaras will take care of that.Come on PM this will not solve but it wil make a big different because it will hell bring criminals to justice.Please if someone reads this and have some ties to PM or to some one who can put a voice to this PLEASE DO SO ASAP. PEACE JAH BLESS

  6. Elgin Martinez says:

    Ras Chi town i agree with you about the cameras.However with corrupted cops handling these evidence having these cameras still isn’t going to make a difference.

  7. EarlGray says:

    There must be more of a police presence. They need to patrol more in twos….. even if it’s on bicycles. HIRE AND PROPERLY TRAIN MORE POLICE…..NOW!!!!!!

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