A second man has been charged for the October 17 murder of Ian Westby, a resident of Placencia Village. Over the weekend, police arrested and charged twenty-six-year-old Akeem Augustine, a resident of Croton Lane, Belize City. This follows the arrest of thirty-seven-year-old Leon Garcia, a car dealer also from Belize City. Like Garcia on Wednesday, Love News understands that Augustine was also charged with murder by police. Police Public Relations, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood shared more details with the media at today’s press briefing.
ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Officer, Belize Police Department: “Over the weekend CIB personnel arrested and charged Akeem Augustine in connection with the Leon Westby murder the took place over last weekend. Now, Augustine will join the other person that is already at Kolby in connection with this same murder. Investigators did their due diligence and it led to Augustin’s arrest.”
Garcia has been on remand since October 20 and slated to go back to court on December 22.