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Devon Logan Charged with the Murder of his Common Law Wife

Forty-seven-year-old Devon Logan was arrested and charged for the murder of his common-law wife Tracy Thompson. Logan is accused of stabbing the thirty-three-year-old to death sometime between midnight and 6 am last Friday. Thompson’s body was found inside her Calcutta Village home by her relatives. According to the police press officer ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Thompson had made several reports to the police about Logan’s abusive behavior. However, Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams says that while reports were filed, Thompson would ask that no action be taken against Logan.

ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “Ms. Thomson and Mr Logan were involved in a domestic fight just hours to her being found dead. We know that Mr Logan returned – well it is said that he returned to the scene of the crime and Ms. Thomson was found dead by her relatives in that house. Mr Logan was detained by our officers whilst trying to reach the village in southern Belize that he comes from originally. Quick investigation led to him being apprehended and the file being sent to the DPP’s office where we got back the directive to charge for murder.” 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “When it reaches this stage where the victim has been victimized before and nothing is done it comes back to the police right? Everybody says ‘oh she made complaints to the police and police did nothing.’. Yes she may have made reports but the question is what was her request? She requested no court action and this is why I have always said to victims of domestic violence you need to make a stop yourself. There is only so much that the police can do because if it is that you go to the police and say you don’t want court action then the police will not pursue it. Now if it is brought to my attention and it’s not every case of domestic violence it is brought to my attention but once it is brought to my attention I will say to the police whether the victim wants or not we will take the matter to the court and let her go to the court and withdraw the matter so that when things like this happen we can say yes she came, we took the matter to the court and she went to the court and withdrew the matter and with that then we wash our hands. Her complaint was that she does not wish court action and because she did not wish court action the police did not pursue the matter any further in terms of arresting the person and taking the person before a court of law.”