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Teenagers Charged with Businessman’s Murder

Two teenagers were charged with the murder of 47-year-old businessman, Ruben Perez when they appeared today before Magistrate Deborah Rogers. They are Keon Dennison, a construction worker of Rivas Estate, Dangriga and 19-year-old, Tyrone Reid, a construction worker of Western Avenue, Belize City. They were remanded into custody until January 29, 2016. Perez, the owner of an aggregate business, located at the corner of Vernon Street and Western Avenue, was shot and killed on Thursday afternoon, November 26, at his business place. According to video on the surveillance camera, Perez was sitting behind his desk in his office when two persons entered, one of them armed with a pistol. Police reports are that a struggle ensued between Perez and the unarmed man and the gunman shot him in his neck. Police say they found Perez lying on his back. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police say they do not know what was the motive for the murder.