Tonight, thirty-seven-year-old Leon Perez has been arrested and charged for the murder of twenty-eight-year-old Belize Coast Guard sailor, Elston Morter. The truck driver of Hattieville Village allegedly stabbed and killed Morter on Independence Day after Morter had gone over to his residence with a colleague and 28-year-old Marcel Gill. The men had went over to Perez’s residence to settle an arrangement following a traffic incident between Gill and Perez. Upon trying to finalize the agreement the situation escalated and an argument ensued. As a result, Perez reportedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Morter in the back, and stabbed Gill to his chest. Morter unfortunately died while being transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.