General / Weekend News

Witness in Daniel Sosa murder killed

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter

Police have confirmed that Gustavo Hernandez, the witness in the murder of Daniel Sosa, was shot dead over the weekend.

Police say that they found Hernandez, 22, with a gunshot wound in his head at around 5:30 Sunday morning on the San Antonio Road, Orange Walk.

Authorities took Hernandez to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment, where he died from his injury 13 hours later. Police say that he was walking on the road at around 5:15 Sunday morning, when a gunman on a bicycle approached him and fired the shot which caused his injury, then fled the scene.

Hernandez was to give evidence in the ongoing trial of Hilmer Alamilla, former campaign manager for Orange Walk North Area Representative, Gaspar Vega.

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