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Monterosa charged with two counts of manslaughter

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25-year-old Hector Monterosa of Cotton Tree Village in the Cayo District has been charged with two counts of manslaughter, two counts of causing death by careless conduct and failure to stop and render aid.   It is alleged that Monterosa was the driver of a vehicle that knocked down and killed 24-year-old Oscar Alvarado and his girlfriend 33-year-old Linda Hernandez on Christmas Eve on the George Price Highway. Monterosa appeared in court where he received bail of $6,000.00. He is to reappear in court on April 2, 2018. Alvarado and Hernandez were on their way to Belmopan from Cotton Tree Village on a motorcycle when a vehicle rammed them from the rear. The driver of the vehicle sped off leaving the young couple with severe head and body injuries. Alvarado died on the way to the hospital while Hernandez died at the hospital while receiving treatment.

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