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Trio charged for crime of kidnapping

Trio charged for crime of kidnapping

Trio charged for crime of kidnapping

Thursday, July 10, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: Three men who were arraigned on a charge of murder and firearm related charges on Wednesday were back in the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court this morning.

22 year old Noe Daniel Gonzalez Avila; 28 year old Mateo Pott, Jr; and 19 year old Angel Antonio Cardenas were read an additional charge of kidnapping this morning.

The charges are in relation to the abduction and murder of businessman and former Mayor of Orange Walk town, 71 year old Ramon Cervantes, Sr.  Cervantes, Sr. disappeared from his farm on the San Roman road on July 1.

His decomposed body was discovered in a shallow grave on Saturday night, July 5 on a farm in the Dublum Bank area off the Honey Camp Road.

That charge is added to the charges of murder; kept unlicensed firearm, namely a 12-gauge pump action shotgun and kept unlicensed ammunition, namely five 12-gauge cartridges which were read to them on Wednesday.

The three men remain on remand at the Belize Central Prison until their next court date in mid-August.

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