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Jose Mendoza Charged with killing his father-in-law

San Pedro Police have charged Jose Ricardo Mendoza for the stabbing death of his father-in-law Gaspar Vargas. The two reportedly got into a misunderstanding on the afternoon of April 30th and Mendoza is accused of stabbing Vargas in the center of his stomach. Police say by the time officers responded Vargas had been taken to the San Pedro Polyclinic where he was pronounced dead. ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of the Crimes Investigation Branch in Belize City shared more on this case.
ASP Alejandro Cowo, CIB: “From earlier in the morning the deceased was in the deceased was in the company of his son in law Jose Ricardo Mendoza along with another male person socializing at their address. Thereafter the other male person that was along with them had departed from the address and they continued socializing. Sometime after 2 in the evening there was dispute among Mr.Gaspar and his son in law Mr.Mendoza whereas a result he had sustained a stab wound to his stomach. Police were able to detain Mr.Jose Mendoza at the hospital and after that the post mortem was conducted on the body of Mr.Gaspar Vargas. As a result of that yesterday police arrested and charged Mr.Jose Mendoza for the crime of murder. There were no previous reports made by Mr.Vargas however we understand that there was a constant dispute among the deceased and his son in law, Mr.Mendoza.”