Father of Three Murdered on Ambergris Caye; Teen in Custody

Father of Three Murdered on Ambergris Caye; Teen in Custody

A father of three was killed on Ambergris Caye over the weekend, and a teen is behind bars for his murder. The tragic incident unfolded on the compound of Mahogany Bay Village Resort as the victim had just clocked out of work to go home. Reporter Vejea Alvarez tells us more.

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “Information is that Irvin Martinez was in an area in San Pedro when he was attacked by three male persons, one of whom inflicted the fatal stab injury to him. Several persons were detained as a result of the investigation conducted. David Lambey has been arrested and charged for the crime of murder. Zaphanya Mariano and Keiron Lambey have been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.”

Reporter: Sir this person was leaving from work, any idea why these persons attacked him ? 

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “They had some altercation and these three persons attacked him and that is what led to the fatal stabbing.”

Reporter: Any indication what sparked the altercation ? 

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “No they had some previous misunderstanding. Some issue they had and they confronted each other and that is what led to this.”

Reporter: Police have the surveillance footage of the incident ? 

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “I will not disclose the evidence at this time. The investigation was carried out and these persons were identified and so they have been charged.”

Reporter: The family of the young person Martinez they said that he and these persons didn’t know each other ,so any idea how the police got to that ? 

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “Again I will not reveal all that information. We have carried out a proper investigation, these persons are before the court.”

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