Man charged for killing his wife

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Marisela and David Gonzalez

The third murder for the weekend in Belize took place on La Isla Bonita, San Pedro. A caretaker of San Pedro Town’s dump site was exiting the location on Sunday, September 11, 2020 when he stumbled over the lifeless body of a woman. The police was called to the area where they observed the nude body of the woman with bruise marks over the body. It was face down and had a single gunshot wound to the head. She was later identified as 28-year-old Marisela Gonzalez, the mother of a young girl. Police reports indicate that Gonzalez was last seen in the company of her husband earlier that night. That man, David Gonzalez, has since been arrested and charged for the murder of his wife.
It is believed that Gonzalez was killed inside her home in the DFC area of the town before her body was moved to the dumpsite. The police have not yet been able to ascertain a motive for Gonzalez´s death but her husband, who is the holder of a licensed firearm, was in custody for questioning until Wednesday, October 14 when he was charged for the murder. The general public is saddened by this unfortunate incident and is crying out that justice be served.