Wanted Man For San Pedro Murder

25-year-old Jerry Espat was murdered on Saturday while he was diving for conch with his brothers. His older sibling, Kirian Espat, reported that two boats ambushed them on the water and opened fire. And he also told us that while they know their relatives have been involved in a gang war on the island, they have no part in it.

And that war is one that's been going on for years and while police have made three arrests in this murder, they're looking for another well-known suspect, 22-year-old Delson Paguada. He's from the San Mateo area of San Pedro and he is reportedly a fisherman. The police are asking the public to keep an eye out, and if you know his whereabouts, to report it to the San Pedro police station.

Accused San Pedranos To Court, No Police Protection

And while he is at large, his alleged accomplices are in jail.

Tonight Gabriel Villafranco, the man charged with the murder of 25-year-old Jerry Espat as well as his alleged side-men, Pedro and Sergio Tun, who are themselves charged with the attempted murder of Kirian Espat, use of deadly means of harm, and dangerous harm, are all on remand at the Belize Central Prison. This is despite the fact that the Tun family believes their brothers have a credible alibi.

And while the alleged trio of murderer and attempted murders including Villafranco and the Tun brothers were arraigned yesterday in the San Pedro Magistrate's Court, island cops irrationally refused to allow them to be filmed or photographed. So we captured them today.

These photos taken at Belize City's magistrate's court were snapped in the moments after a committal warrant was issued for all three men.

And at 3:30 this evening, Villfranco and the Tun brothers were escorted into the van and taken to the Belize Central Prison until their next court date set for January 5, 2022.

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