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Oct 19, 2012

4 minors get manslaughter charge for killing a man

Four minors, including a standard six student, were read charges of Manslaughter and not murder by a senior justice of the peace in San Pedro late Thursday evening. Today, the youths who are all students between the ages of thirteen and fifteen, were formally arraigned before a magistrate in the Belize City Family Court. The charges are in connection with the death of forty-five year old Emerito Itza, a Succotz resident, who was brutally beaten on the island on October tenth and died this past Tuesday. They were accompanied by parents and attorney Simeon Sampson as they were escorted to court this afternoon. Following the arraignment, the minors were remanded this evening and are due back in court on November twentieth. Itza and his friend, twenty-four year old Marwin Lizama, were socializing on the beach in the area of Sand Piper Street when they were attacked by a group of young men armed with rocks and sticks. Itza received severe head injuries, but was treated and discharged from the San Pedro Polyclinic the same night. When police sought him for a statement the following day, he was found unconscious in his room and was airlifted to the K.H.M.H. By that time, Itza was already brain dead and died within days.

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14 Responses for “4 minors get manslaughter charge for killing a man”

  1. Genotu Rembiuos says:

    SO HOW THE !@#$ WILL I KNOW WHO THE !@#$ THEY ARE, SO THAT I CAN RUN WHENEVER I SEE THOSE WOLVES ????????????????????????????????????????????

  2. Janice says:

    Sorry for the parents of these kids, but justice needs to be done, killers cannot walk free because they might kill again. when they are left unpunished they feel they can do anything and nothing will happend to them….so sad for the family of the victim….

  3. Islander says:

    There goes the stupid lawyers again,,, these is the reason crime is the way it’s inour country,,, lawyers have lost thier moral and respect for human life,,, that in order to make a couple dollars they sell thier hearts to the devil, hopefully one day they don’t experience in vein what it feels to loose a love one to violence.and to the mothers, as harsh as it may sound,, stop tolerating your kids with this type of foolishness and heartlessness.please stop this children from turning into monsters,, all this begins at home.
    Sad part is manslaughter charge has bail at the supreme court and in a couple of days they will be out. Lawyer negotiates , courts call the price, parents pay ,and right back into society , to infect the rest. The court needs to set an example to this youths and deny bail , have them wait in jail for trial so they gain understanding of being men if that’s what they think they are.

  4. Rod says:

    Where is the pictures and names of these murderers they have no rights since they have taken the life of a man for no real reason. All four deserve to be hung and no less than 25 yrs in jail would be appropriate if they will not be hung let’s see the pictures and names .

  5. dunn says:

    charge them for murder!! keep them at hostel until they are ready to face time in tango 12

  6. e357 says:

    hope they get the punishment they deserve

  7. Storm says:

    These are some dangerously depraved young murderers. The case reminds me of the book and movie called “Compulsion,” based on a real incident in which students murdered someone just to experience the “thrill” of killing and to prove that they were superior to man’s laws. In real life they died in prison, I hope these killers meet the same fate.

  8. Be Real says:

    Why didn’t the DPP go for murder! After all, if they get acquitted for murder then manslaughter HAS to be automatically considered in the alternative.

  9. islander says:

    Now reverse that and say a citizen shot all four dead….SOCIETY WOULD WANT THAT CITIZEN HUNG, but its these young thugs going about attaching innocent people.

  10. Mi seh it says:

    Men these young guys parents should be ashame of themselve to even show up for support. By them showing up, they showing n telling thier son thats it ok to kill n they will be there to support them. The parents wrong and these young men? i dont care how old they are, they should be killed. Itza was a harding working man…..and thats my friend husband, i hope they suffer 10x worst than my friend cuz she’s going tru alot.

  11. sunset says:

    Its so sad what is happening in our society with the young people having no respect for human lives. With all that is happening they should know by now what is evil and what society is tired of already. But this just shows that they are not afraid of the justice system since they see criminals getting away with hideous crimes. We were having this same kind of behaviour from some youths in my community, who loved and just enjoyed taking advantage of the little drunken men, beating them up badly just for fun. Good thing that the neighborhood watch is making a big difference now and they know who they are and that we the residents wont stand for that no more. Parents advice your kids and try find out who are the friends they hang with. Hope they realize where their idleness led them. So sad for these poor men who work hard and were just enjoying their free time.

  12. mina says:

    those stupid kids should be charged as adults der big enough already to know what dey were doing.. they should be sentence to life.

  13. Deede says:

    If You guys don’t know what’s really going on and the truth, you should shut that hole in your face. seriously Rape their mothers?? You have the ….. to actually give that comment. What if it were your son? Rape and kill his mother too? How ignorant these people are! To God!

  14. BIggy says:

    its not good to have an opinion when u dont know nothing. 1 of u saw does boys killing itza???
    stupid people just hear something and they are already sure about what has happen. im with u deede

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