18 year old charged for turning on cement mixer killing Jeffery Hernandez Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

Jeffery Hernandez, 21, died a horrific death after being chopped up inside a cement mixer. For that death, his 18-year-old co-worker has been charged with the offense of manslaughter by negligence. He is Victor Rodel Hernandez of San Carlos, Orange Walk, who admitted to turning on the switch to the cement mixer which cost Jeffery Hernandez’s his life.

According to reports, police officers visited the KHMH morgue on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 where they saw the body of Jeffery Hernandez with severe injuries his midsection. Initial investigations revealed that on the previous day, September 3, 2018, Hernandez was at AP Enterprise Cement Block Factory where he was cleaning inside of a heavy duty cement mixer. It was at about 10:00 p.m. that Adir Santos said he heard someone crying for help from inside the mixer. He made checks and noticed that it was Hernandez, who was trapped between the blade and the side of the mixer.

Santos attempted to get Hernandez out but by then, his body was already trapped inside the machine. Personnel from the Fire Department and BERT were called in to remove Hernandez’s body which was later rushed to the KHMH. He, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.

As a result of the incident, co-workers of the deceased were interviewed where one man said that Victor Hernandez told him some incriminating things. Hernandez was then detained where he admitted to accidentally turning on the switch resulting in Jeffery Hernandez’s death.

In court, prosecutor Kennard Clark had no objection to bail. As a result, he was granted bail in the sum of $10,000 plus one surety of the same or two sureties of $5,000 each which he was able to meet.