A 16-year-old boy has been charged and remanded to prison last Friday, after he allegedly confessed to killing 24-year-old University of Belize student Corina Coh last Thursday evening in Laguna Village, Toledo.
Punta Gorda police arrested and charged the boy, who is also from Laguna Village, after he reportedly told police investigators that he attacked Coh because she had insulted him.
A Belize Defense Force soldier found the badly wounded but still conscious Coh bleeding on the road about a mile from her home.
Even with multiple chop wounds to her upper body, she was lucid enough to tell the soldier who had attacked her.
She was rushed to the Punta Gorda hospital, but died upon arrival.
Superintendent of Police Simeon Alvarez, the officer in charge of PG police, said that it appears that the youth chased her down to inflect the fatal wounds.
The incident, Alvarez said, was a senseless matter that did not have to go that far.
Coh, a mother of two young children, was reportedly riding her bicycle on the village road toward the junction with the Southern Highway, where she was going to catch a bus to take her to her class at the University of Belize.
The accused boy is required to be in court on April 24.