Triple murder at Almond Hill Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 June 2019 00:00

Police are attempting to solve a heinous crime where 2 women and a man were found dead inside a home at mile 10 and a half on the George Price Highway at an area known as Almond Hill. All 3 victims were found with gunshots to the head, and their hands and feet were bound.

The victims have been identified as 44-year-old Alarice Andrewin, the principal of Excelsior High School in Belize City, 39-year-old Vidal Antonio Yuman aka “Cacho”, a resident of Kut Avenue in Belize City; and Maria Delfina Juarez Lucas, a 19 year-old Guatemalan who lives at the same house as Yuman.

Sometime after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, police acted on information received, and they went to a 3 bedroom cement bungalow house, which belongs to Alarice Andrewin. When they gained entry into the house, the cops found it completely ransacked, and in one of the bedrooms, they found all 3 victims, who were bound by one orange extension cord and black cloth.

Andrewin was found on the bed with a gunshot wound to the right side of the head. Her hands were tied with a black cloth, and her feet were tied with the extension chord. That chord was also wrapped around her body. Yuman was found in a similar manner on the bed beside Andrewin. He had a gunshot wound to the back of the head, and his hands were tied behind his back with the extension chord, and his feet were also bound.

On the floor, they found Juarez Lucas who has just arrived in the country on Sunday, with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Both of her hands were tied behind her back with black socks and transparent ducktape. Both of her feet were tied with that same extension chord.

Police can’t say for certain what, if anything, is missing from the house, but they know for sure that Andrewin’s grey Nissan Rogue SUV was stolen from the garage.

The cops visited Andrewin’s home due to the concern of her colleagues at Excelsior High School.

Javier Castellanos, chairman of the school’s board, told the press that he called the police and asked them to go make checks after Andrewin didn’t show up for work, and nobody could reach her on the phone. The last time she was seen was the day before on Monday sometime around 4p.m.

Castellanos said, “When I reached about 1:30 today at school, I was informed that Ms. Andrewin did not report to work. So they were trying to contact her. Also, myself was trying to contact her during the day, so I went to school and asked them if the principal was at school and they said that she was not in… She would have informed me or informed the school of her absence. So I decided to call Hattieville Police Station to see about the situation since on mile 10 George Price Highway… There was a robbery before, a burglary about a month ago and that was my concern, you know that maybe something would have happened. So I called the Hattieville Police Station and they decided to come and check.”

The burglary he was referring to happened several weeks ago. 3 cops, who have since been awarded for their diligence, were heading back to Belize City, after delivering prisoners at the Belize Central Prison. They came upon the crime in progress, and arrested the thieves, which included 7 males, 4 adults and 3 teenaged minors.

Andrewin is described to the press as a dedicated career educator, who was attempting to look after the best interest of her students at Excelsior.