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Jan 30, 2014

Trial on the murder of Aubrey Lopez before the courts

Simeon Lopez

On May twelfth 2010 popular basket-baller Aubrey Lopez was abducted and then brutally murdered, shot in the head and then pushed from his own car in Belize City. Five days after Police charged the man who they say killed Lopez. Then twenty-two, Belize City resident Paul Jex was fingered by a minor who was allegedly in the vehicle when it happened. The minor told Police that Jex shot Lopez and then pushed him from the car on Prince Street. It’s been a long time in coming, but since Tuesday the case has been before the courts. Lopez’s family, including his father Mayor of Belmopan Simeon Lopez, has been making the trek to court. He says that while it is bringing back painful memories, it is something they have to do.


Simeon Lopez, Father of Aubrey Lopez

“It’s like rehashing the wounds all over again, but it is something that I have made up my mind that I need to come here and get some sort of closure or disclosure on whatever happened on that fateful night. We are still not too sure of what had happened or how it happened. We hope that with this trial now we will be able to get some light as to what actually happened on that night. So we can only depend on the witnesses and the police report; put them together and see if we can make sense of what had happened that night. It is just reopening some wounds, but I guess after four years, we’ve been waiting for it. We’ve been waiting long and we hope that something can come out of it. We can’t bring back Aubrey. He cannot be brought back, but I would still or the family is still looking towards getting some information so that we can be more satisfied and see actually what happened on that night.”



“Do you believe that through this process, your son, Aubrey, will receive justice?”


Simeon Lopez

“I still have confidence in the judicial system. I am not too concerned that he will receive justice. Like I said, there is no way that he will be brought back, but I would like justice for whoever committed the crime; they face some form of justice. But as I said, the person would have to be proven guilty first of all. And I still hope that something comes out. Like I said I still have faith in the justice system and if they find him not guilty because of the evidence that is presented, we have no hard feelings on that as long as it is fair.”


The case continues on Monday.  

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3 Responses for “Trial on the murder of Aubrey Lopez before the courts”

  1. Dorian Castillo says:

    Every day in everything i do i still remember my best friend!

    He was and still is my inspiration – Belmopan, Belize and the world lost a truly magnificent person in May 2010.

    Rest in peace my brother we will always love you!

  2. Al says:

    It is good when you see judges and prosecutors go outside the norm, to have justice prevail.

  3. sly deceiver says:

    It is sad when people try to play God and end the life of any human being without any regard for who all they harm and and hurt in the process. Regardless of what happens in the courts absolutely no man will ever escape the judgment and punishment or blessings from the one above. As is written in Luke 6:37“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven

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