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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018. 2:32 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Police have charged a minor for the road traffic death of 28-year-old Shakira Villanueva.

Police charged the minor of Guinea Grass Village in the Orange Walk District on  Wednesday, in the presence of his father, 45-year-old Desiderio Perez Sr.

His charges include manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct, drove without due care and attention, and,  drove motor vehicle without a valid drivers license.

He was arraigned at the Orange Walk’s Magistrate Court and offered bail for the sum of $6000.00 which he met. The matter was adjourned for March 19.

The minor allegedly knocked down Villanueva while she was crossing the road on the night of January 3. She survived five days before dying of her injuries.

She was pregnant at the time of her death.

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