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A 23-year-old farmer of the Corozal District Ervin Torres was arraigned on Monday, January 25th, in Belize City for Causing Death by Careless Conduct of the then 31-year-old Caye Caulker resident Elmer Chub in September 2019. Chub perished during a house fire that gutted a two-story building on Langosta Street, where he lived.

The investigation, which lasted for more than a year, ended with Torres charged for causing the fire that left Chub dead. Torres was arrested over the weekend and appeared at the Belize City Magistrate Court, where Magistrate Khadeen Palmer read the single indictable offense of Causing Death by Careless Conduct. No plea was taken. Torres was granted an $8,000 bail plus two sureties of $4,000 each. His next court date is May 13, 2021, in Caye Caulker.

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