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Lorena Montes (Stabbing victim)

Lorena Montes (Stabbing victim)

Lorena Montes
(Stabbing victim)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A stabbing incident this afternoon in San Pedro town has left a woman hospitalized in serious, but stable condition in Belize City.

According to reports, Lorena Montes suffered multiple stab wounds during an attack just after midday today inside of her business establishment Henry’s Store, which is located at the corner of Swan and Glitter Streets in San Pedro town.

The attack, reports say, happened in front of Montes’ children who had gone to the establishment during their lunch break.

Police in San Pedro have detained another woman believed to be the person who attacked and stabbed Montes.

Roxanne Canul (Detained by police)

Roxanne Canul
(Detained by police)

The detained woman has been identified as Roxanne Canul.

A motive for the stabbing has not yet been determined by authorities but it is believed that a confrontation between the women’s underage children, coupled with a long standing dispute between the two women may have played a big role in today’s bloody incident.

After the stabbing, Montes was rushed to the Dr Otto Rodriguez (San Pedro) Polyclinc and later airlifted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City for further medical treatment.

No charges have yet been brought against the woman in police custody and the official investigation continues.

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