Mason Speaks with Local Reporter, Saying He Is Being Framed

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Updated: August 9, 2016

William Donny Mason remains at the Belize Central Prison on remand after the head of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas was found in the pan of his pickup truck on Friday, July 15.  Over one week ago he reached out to the Amandala newspaper and with that, Reporter Micah Goodin returned his phone call to the Belize Central Prison.  Here is a portion of the 6-minute conversation that was had on Monday, August 1, 2016 just after three o’clock in the afternoon.

WILLIAM MASON

“I’ve never met Mr.Broaster and Mr.Broaster is the one that actually sends messages to Hattieville Police station, Inspector Chan to get me to donate motorcycles and homes and stuff for them. I’ve donated a lot of stuff.”

MICAH GOODING

“Can you speak to us about some of those donations?”

WILLIAM MASON

“I can’t say on that. But I’ve never met Mr.Broaster, I don’t even know what he looks like. Mr.Blackett came out publicly and said to everyone that half the police force is on my payroll. He said that. The thing about that is that these guys are framing my and trying to frame me and I have a lot of information about them.”

MICAH GOODIN

“Can you share some of that information?”

WILLIAM MASON

“I can’t give you details. You see what happens is that the people in Belize need to know that they need answers and for the citizens of Belize I am prepared to make sure that they know the answers. This corruption crime against humanity , all these other things need to stop. There are people who are starving in this country, who are living below the poverty line. I’m the only guy I know right now that is hiring people, paying people, helping people, always delivering when I need to deliver and not one of these police officers can ever say that I have ever said no to them including Ministers. Everyone will tell you that my character speaks for itself.”

MICAH GOODIN

“I saw Papa Mena say that you gave him $10k into the bi election.”

WILLIAM MASON

“That’s not a correct number.”

MICAH GOODIN

“What is the correct number then ?”

WILLIAM MASON

“I can’t tell you that right now, there is a lot I want to say and there are a lot of details I want to give and the people of Belize need to stand firm and protest against this corruption and by them doing that and not fly by night they have to stay firm, they can’t go today to protest and lose that steam. They have to continue this protest.”

MICAH GOODIN

“But then why should Belizeans trust you after they found this head in your vehicle?”

WILLIAM MASON

“No that is not true I have no knowledge of that.”

MICAH GOODIN”

“So it wasn’t in your vehicle?”

WILLIAM MASON

“Apparently it was in the back of the vehicle.”

As you heard in the telephone conversation between Amandala’s Reporter Micah Gooding and William Mason, Frank Pawpa Mena got more than ten thousand dollars; he confirmed not knowing ACP Edward Broaster but did say that Broaster solicited funds from him through ASP Rochelle Chan of Hattieville Police Station.  He also told Goodin that Deputy Commissioner of Police, Russel Blacket has publicly admitted that half the police department is on Mason’s payroll.  According to Mason, he is being framed and he maintains his innocence in the death of Pastor Lucas.  Mason remains on remand as he has been charged with murder among other charges.