Three men, believed to be affiliates of the Ghost Town Crips, were remanded to prison Monday for last Friday night’s execution-style killing of 28-year-old former Belize Defence Force soldier, James Noralez.
The three men, Tyrone Meighan, 19; Brandon Baptist, 24; and businessman Orel Leslie, 24, were all arraigned before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer.
Noralez was shot near the junction of Faber’s Road Extension and the George Price Highway.
He was shot in the neck, upper arm, in one eye, and in his back.
His killers also shot him three times in the chest and four times in his upper shoulder.
Scenes of Crime technicians recovered seven S&B expended shells and one live round from the scene.
Street Sources suggest that Noralez may have told the Gang Suppression Unit about a stash of drugs and weapons which the GSU found in an abandoned house in the Gungulung area of southside Belize City.
Gungulung is a notorious area of Lake Independence that is one of five areas designated as “crime ridden”.
The three accused men are expected to return to court on January 7, 2013.
They are being represented by attorney Senior Counsel Ellis Arnold.