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Elderly man murdered in Camalote Village

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Yesterday, Love News reported on a 79-year-old man who was found dead by his neighbour in Camalote Village, Cayo District. The victim, Manuel Barrera, had sustained chopped wounds to the head as well as stab wounds to the body. Our Cayo Correspondent, Fem Cruz, spoke to Barrera’s son, who said that family has an idea of who killed their loved one.

Fem Cruz: “Belmopan Police continue to investigate the gruesome murder of 78-year-old Manuel Barrera, well known guitar player and singer of Young Bank Camalote Village Cayo District. Barrera’s body was discovered in the second stage of decomposition sometime yesterday afternoon around 1:15 inside his house with multiple chop wounds to his body. The son of the deceased spoke to Love News.”

Son of Deceased: “My father was a hard ageable 78-year-old man. Apparently, he was eating inside his house when someone came from behind and chopped him to his head. He was also seen with multiple stab wounds, he was chopped with his own machete inside his house. My dad was last seen on Monday evening around 2 coming from a nearby shop. That was the last time he was seen until I found him inside his house murdered. My dad was Christian, he goes to church and plays guitar for God.  The family believes that someone paid to kill my dad, the family knows more or less who it is but will leave it in the hands of the police. Last night an autopsy was done on the body of my dad which shows that he died from chop and stab wounds. We laid him late last night to rest and we want to thank all our family and friends for being here for us.”

Fem Cruz: “This is Fem Cruz Cayo Correspondent reporting for Love FM.

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