As you saw, the Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow was in front of the magistrate court this morning during the protest and inside the court for the arraignment of 21 year old Everal Martinez. Last week her office issued a release urging that the offence be handled thoroughly and in the best interest of the child. Simplis-Barrow classified the incident as murder.
Late this evening the National Evangelical Association of Belize issued a release on the matter, condemning any and all sexual abuse, which it says is far too rampant. The Association is calling for a full and proper investigation into the death of Baby Allyssa Nunez, for proper charges to be laid and for the accused to stand trial and receive punishment fit for the crime.