Man Charged with Chopping Co-worker to Death in Corozal Town

Man Charged with Chopping Co-worker to Death in Corozal Town

Police have arrested and charged 26-year-old, Pablo Deras for allegedly chopping his co-worker to death. Deras and 21-year-old Romulo Barillas, a construction worker, were socializing in Corozal Town on Friday. Police say the men were consuming alcohol when Deras brandished a machete and attacked Barillas. However, it was not until several hours after that Barillas’ body was found in a bushy area off Third Street in the town. Assistant Commissioner of Police Hilberto Romero says cops managed to locate Deras and gathered enough evidence to charge him.

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division:  “An investigation was carried out and we have since arrested and charged Pablo Deras, 26 years, for the crime of murder.”

Reporter: That’s the person he was drinking with ? 

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division:  “That’s the person he was drinking with yes correct.”

Reporter: Do you know what might have led to the chopping ?

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “We do not know. They knew each other, they were drinking and this person inflicted the chop wound to him.”

Police have not ascertained a motive behind the murder.

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