Additional persons to be charged for Sunday’s home invasion out west
Investigators have arrested two men who they believe are connected to Sunday’s fatal home invasion in San Ignacio Town, Cayo District. The two suspects, 59-year-old, Ernest Thompson, also known as Florencio Talbert along with 26-year-old, Isaiah Azueta were arrested last night and jointly charged just after seven o’clock. Both men are listed as unemployed citizens and are scheduled to be arraigned this week pending the availability of a magistrate. Upon arraignment, the men will answer to one count of murder, one count of aggravated burglary, one count of dangerous harm, two counts of robbery each, one count of kept firearm without a gun license, and one count of kept ammunition without a gun license. The charges against the men are linked to the murder of 72-year-old, William Maxwell Smith during a home invasion in the Kontiki area of San Ignacio. According to the Police Commissioner Chester Williams there was sufficient evidence for these arrests.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “The investigation led to the arrest of Ernest Thompson AKA Seconds and another fellow Azueta. As I said before in respect to those two individuals those are the ones that our evidence indicated had gone to the home of Mr.Smith and perpetrated the aggravated burglary which eventually led to murder. Police good work again led to these persons being detained and subsequently arrested and charged. We’re still trying as best as we can to gather more evidence as it relates to those persons who may be the conspirators because there are other persons who played very important roles leading up to that particular incident and we have identified who those persons are but right now we’re working on the evidence and hopefully by the end of this week we should be able to lay charges against other persons jointly with the other two for conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary It was a conspiracy by a number of persons and then it was executed by those individuals who went to the home.”
Police Commissioner Chester Williams told the media yesterday that they are seeking other persons who may have been accomplices to this murder case.