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Villager charged with April murder of Ivan Sosa in Corozal

Almost three months after he was killed in Ranchito Village, Corozal District, one man has been charged for the murder of 38-year-old Ivan Emanuel Sosa. Police say they have charged George Bednarik, a 21-year old resident of the same village with murder. Sosa was killed on April 15 as he and the owner of Pasadina Bar in Ranchito Village were closing up for the night. But just as they were attempting to close the door, a masked gunman appeared from the dark and pointed a firearm at the proprietor, Aura Aragon. It is believed the gunman intended to rob Aragon when Sosa intervened. Aragon spoke with Love News the following day and said that she tried to dissuade Sosa from intervening and encouraged him to go home. The gunman, she said, was focused on her and appeared to be willing to let Sosa leave. She said Sosa eventually made his way to his bicycle and in that moment the gunman shifted his gaze. That is when she attempted to close the door and shortly after heard gunshots. Sosa was later found dead a few feet away from the door of the bar.