Police detain suspect in connection with cyclist’s murder

By: Marion V. Ali

Police have detained one suspect in connection with the shooting murder of Ernest “Dangalang” Thurton. Thurton was shot to death sometime around 4 p.m. on Monday while checking on an aunt’s house behind the Charles Bartlett Hyde Building in the Lake Independence area of Belize City. His family believes that the motive was robbery and that his killer was trailing him since Thurton was a messenger for San Cas Company. His employer, Minister of State Santiago Castillo, Jr., later told reporters that Thurton only delivered cheques and prior to his murder, had gone to the Income Tax Department. He stopped on his way back from his errand to cheque on the house when his killer decided to strike.

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