Tuesday, June 16th, 2015. BMG: Last week’s murder of Caye Caulker resident, 18 year old Hilberto Sotz sent shock waves across the country and sparked a riot in the small community which was angered by the senseless acts of the police officers who were responsible for the teenager’s death.
Since the incident occurred, a post mortem exam has proven that Sotz didn’t die from natural causes as the police reported but rather died from beating he endured while at the Caye Caulker Police Station. Two officers were arraigned and remanded while several others were placed on immediate interdiction for their involvement in Sotz’s death.
Meanwhile, the family of the teenager is still mourning the loss of a loving young man who lost his life at an early age. Hilberto’s father, Santorino Sotz spoke to the media yesterday and shared memories of his son, saying:
“The thing is that Hilbert he told me that he wanted to be a doctor. He told me that he will do the best that he can do whenever I die he will take over his brother and his mother. He told me no matter how my mother lashes me; I still love my mother because she is my mother. I went to the bank and ask for help and thank God the bank helped me. I didn’t borrow the money to spend; I borrowed it to pay for school. That’s what hurts me because I try better for my son future. But the police man just come and takes my son life for nothing.
The sports weh, he like was basketball and football. That’s his choice he loved that.
Sometimes, I don’t want him to go and do it and I tell him his foot might break but he tells me don’t worry dad. I just love my sports. So, I can’t stop him. He win medals for it. He tell me and I see it. Whenever he goes he tells me, I am going to do it dad for you and my mommy.
Right there I see my son is doing good. He gives me morale to push him more because I see what he is doing. I get hurt more when I see policeman tek my son life at no cost.”
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