And, moving to an even more cruel attack in western Belize …. a mother and her son were killed on Friday night in their home in Saint Matthews Village, Cayo District. The man investigators believe committed the double murder is thirty-year-old Wilbert Demas Mendez. He has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of arson. He is the ex-common-law of thirty-six-year-old Kendra Middleton whose charred remains were found inside the house. Also found was the burnt body of her three year old son Aiden Perez. It’s a tragedy that shocked the nation, leaving many to wonder what would drive someone to commit such a heinous crime. Senior Reporter Hipolito Novelo reports.
Friday’s murder of Kendra Middleton and her son sent shockwaves throughout the country as the public gasp in disbelief. As investigators stated, several reports were made to the police against accused murder Wilbert Demas Mendez who, according to Middleton’s family, was very abusive. There is a call for the strengthening of legal framework that aims to protect women and children. President of the NTUCB Luis Martinez says the legislation needs to be revisited and fully enforced.