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Farmer Charged in the Death of Ervin Torres

A farmer of Chunox Village, Corozal District was arraigned in the Caye Caulker Magistrate’s Court on the charge of causing death by careless conduct. 

A farmer of Chunox Village, Corozal District was arraigned in the Caye Caulker Magistrate’s Court on the charge of causing death by careless conduct.  23-year-old Ervin Torres appeared before Magistrate Khadeen Palmer who granted him bail of eight thousand dollars, and ordered him to return to court on May 13.  Torres is facing this charge after having left a lit candle unattended, resulting in a fire that killed one man and left fourteen persons displaced.  The incident occurred on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Caye Caulker, claiming the life of Elmer Chub.  Chub was reportedly sleeping in his room at the time of the blaze and was unable to escape.