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Jul 3, 2013

Belizean American woman gunned down in L.A.

Yolanda Major

A Belizean-American woman was executed on Tuesday night in South Los Angeles. Twenty-seven year old Yolanda Smith-Major was killed in front of her two year old daughter as she stood outside of her vehicle on South Hobart Boulevard.  Major, reportedly a relative of Minister of Education Patrick Faber, was fatally wounded during a hail of gunfire. The mother of three, was meeting with an unidentified man when a vehicle approached them and opened fire.  The man was also injured during the shooting and was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to survive.  The following is a clip from KTLA5 in Los Angeles.


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There is a report that another Belizean has been killed…this time in Guatemala. It is reported that twenty-five Samuel Aleman of Maya Mopan in Belmopan was killed over the weekend across the border. It is said that Aleman fled the country after he was being sought for the stabbing death of Eduardo Martinez back in February 2012. 

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10 Responses for “Belizean American woman gunned down in L.A.”

  1. billdog says:

    whatever you do on the face of the earth will come back and haunt you. sympathies to the family. but thats the way life goes.. he was running away from what he did but he got it back. :(

  2. da undertaker says:

    Aah, South Central L.A. where the lure of easy money, drug addiction and dealing with strangers pushing street drugs can be a very dangerous place, sometimes resulting in death.

    Be wary of neighbors in South Central L.A. Be alert when walking the streets of South Central L.A. For death may be right around the corner. R.I.P.

  3. Sandy says:

    So sad and heartbreaking RIP mama.

  4. Do it right! says:

    Has an alert been placed at all Belizean embassies, not to travel to the U.S because of high crime and violence there??? The U.S is ready to place alerts when something like this happens in Belize, why not do the same??

  5. Toledo Guy says:

    That’s why I dont go to south central LA. Its a scary place especially at night. You are better off in Belize than south central. Why south central? Because its cheap! I live outside LA county because of the violence in south LA. i dont understand why Belizeans live there especially close to Minister Faber. If Belieans come to LA, avoid south central. Its a gang infested area.

  6. tina says:

    Violence is every where..all of South Central is not bad . They have communities with hard working people too just like any place in the World so let’s not blame South Central for this sinceless tragedy . Some idiot took a mother of three from this world for no apparent reason that is the focus. Blaming a city for a Worldwide problem only creates more problems the idiot who did this should pay for this and own up to what they have done. This young mother or her family doesn’t deserver his heartache

  7. bashy Bentley says:

    Rest in peace my friend i know ur in heaven.some @$$hole took ur life from u, but jah will make im pay fe weah im do to yuh.Love always Bashy Bentley & London Bentley. Hollywood Hills California.

  8. bigg sexxy says:

    Toledo Guy you sounds like a very Ingnorant person everything out sIde of LA is cheaper that is wye you live out of LA, many people who sold there homes in LA can`t buy those same houses cause thry are more expensive yu feel mi,All the gangs live out side of LA cause they all move to cheaper homes in the Palmdale Moreno Valley Rialto etc yu feel mi you Ignorant Toledo Guy per capita there is more crime in Belize yu feel mi . . . . . . .if yu don`t kno hear mi now!

  9. a friend says:

    R.I.P. “YOLI”, miss you baby girl

  10. a friend says:

    R.I.P. “YOLI”, miss u baby girl

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