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Winston Whylie murdered in Belize City

Murder scene {Victoria Street, Belize City]

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 9:37 pm CST.

Murder scene [Victoria Street, Belize City]

Murder scene
[Victoria Street, Belize City]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Repairman Winston Whylie, 54, of Police Street is Belize City’s latest murder victim.

He was shot in the abdomen around 11:00 p.m. Monday night while leaving the vicinity of Victoria Street by a single gunman who was also reportedly on bicycle.

Area residents say they heard a single shot and came out to find Whylie dead on the ground.

He was a frequent guest at the Lovely Lane hangout spot where he made a living repairing electronic items and bicycles.

Wilma Thompson Whylie

Wilma Thompson Whylie

His sister, Wilma Thompson Whylie, says that while Winston was not known to trouble anyone, he was previously involved in a murder many years ago.

He had also been recently threatened.

Winston Whylie was known in the area as a handyman and repairman and well-liked.

Police were immediately in contact with the family and continue their investigations.

This is the latest in a series of tragedies for the Thompson-Whylie family, following a hit-and-run incident involving Wilma’s grandchildren and the death of another brother, taximan Norman Thompson, in May.

 

 

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