On Saturday a Corozal resident was slain after a brief argument. The police say they are still investigating the incident during which 52 year old Armando Mossiah was struck in his head, but the man detained for the crime will not be charged with murder. Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett explains that the evidence so far points to manslaughter.
ACP Joseph Myvett – Head N.C.I.B.: “Shortly after 7 pm on Saturday Corozal police were called to an area on 7th Avenue where they observed the motionless body of a dark complexion male person later identified as Jesus Mossiah 52 years of a Calcutta Village address in the Corozal District. He was transported to the Corozal Community Hospital where he died whilst ongoing treatment. What the police know so far is that Mossiah was at a business establishment on 7th Avenue where he apparently got into an altercation with another male person. He left the area and later returned to the area. As a result, upon his return the male person then picked up a small piece of concrete which was on the street side and stoned it towards him which hit him on the right side of his head which resulted in his injuries. As a result, police carried out an investigation where four statements have since been recorded. Those statements along with the evidence was forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for her advice and since yesterday the other male person known as Sadam Vasquez 28-year-old Belizean of a Corozal Town address has since been arrested and charged for the crime of manslaughter.”
No motive has been established. The incident was the first one to be reported to police, involving the two men.