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Feb 18, 2011

She stabbed her in the chest because of a flash drive

While education is the cause of distress at Sadie Vernon, a tool on which most teachers and students use on a daily basis, is the cause of a deep knife wound. Twenty-three year old Elizabeth Martinez remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital tonight following a near fatal stabbing incident across from her home on Thursday evening.  Martinez was sitting on Aloe Vera Street sometime after three o’clock when she got into an altercation with a neighbor.  During the argument, a padlock was thrown at twenty-two year old Tasha Lopez who retaliated by stabbing Martinez in the upper left bosom above the heart.  The women, residents say, have a history of misunderstanding with each other. But it appears that an argument over a lost flash drive became the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, and ended with violence. News Five spoke with Martinez’s mother, Joyce McNabb, who wished to appear off camera.

Voice of: Joyce McNabb, Mother of Stabbing Victim

Elizabeth Martinez

“Yesterday I was at work and my neighbor called me yesterday and tell me that my daughter get stabbed by her heart.  So they tell me then [to] meet them by hospital and I gone by hospital when I see the blood di gash from my daughter yesterday.  So I couldnt gaan een to sih she right away because dih docta dehn mih di operate pan ah so dehn tell me when time she done then dehn wah call me and deal with it right.  So but weh my neighbor dehn tell me that ih start off from wah baby weh da fi my daughter cousin and the young lady grab di baby [and] ker ahn da back.  My daughter tell ahn ih no haffi do that to the baby cause nobody no wah eat ahn or nothing and stab my daughter. This incident start from my daughter flash drive no man business. My daughter stable right now because di doctor mih di drain out di blood from inside of her.  This morning, when I went to see her this morning well at least that part cleared up but ih still yet noh outta di woods as yet.”

Tasha Lopez has since been detained by Belize City Police but no charges have been brought against her as yet.  Meanwhile, Martinez, the mother of a seven year old son, is listed in stable condition at the K.H.M.H.

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3 Responses for “She stabbed her in the chest because of a flash drive”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Girls, girls, girls wtf is wrong with you? A 23 year with a 7 year old stabbed by a 22 year old over what? Somebody touched a baby, somebody stole a flash drive, two women are having a feud & everyone is acting like bloody animals, ready to kill each other over BS. I owe the animals an apology, they kill for survival, girls what is your excuse. Earl, we got another one for your prison farm,

  2. Justice says:

    Definitely out of control! All the rage existing and being acted out is ridiculous. It takes two to quarrel so why initiaite a fight? If you do be prepared for what happens. And if you are the person who follows suit then hope you can deal with what is served later to you in life.

  3. The People Had Enough says:

    thats what they see as the norm guys, someone messes with you you mess em up. Killers walking free, rapists walking free, robbers walking free and the biggest criminals of all the politicians and their nepotistic goons living large are walking free, so what the hell you expect, simply a product of this messed up thing we call belizean society.

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