A man from Roaring Creek Village, Cayo District was arraigned in Belmopan this morning. 26-year-old David Cruz is being charged with the murder of Timroy Neal. We here more on this morning’s court arraignment in this report from our Cayo Correspondent, Fem Cruz.
Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: Sometime around 8:30 yesterday morning 26-year-old David Cruz Jr, a resident of Roaring Creek Village handed himself in to Police. Cruz is a suspect in the murder of Timroy Neal who was shot multiple times to the head and body while in front of the Lucky Chinese Restaurant and Bar in the Village of Roaring Creek on the 12th of December 2019. Love News spoke to Attorney Arthur Saldivar who is representing the accused.
Arthur Saldivar, Attorney: What we had today was Mr.David Cruz, my client, has been arraigned for the charge of murder in relation to the shooting death of Timroy Neal. He should be back in court, the next adjourned date will be in April of this year and there are a number of allegations being made in relation that incident. In that regard there is a video hat I understand is circulating in the public, that video I have not yet seen I imagine that if it’s to be part of the evidence it will be part of the disclosure that will be presented in April whenever we come back to court. Once I am apprised of the full measure in terms of the disclosure to see the totality of the prosecution’s evidence I would be in a better position to inform you where the matter goes but for now as you are aware a charge is but a charge, it is the responsibility and burden of the prosecution to prove the charge against the accused.”