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March 13, 2019
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March 13, 2019

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Common-Law Wife

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 8:01 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Supreme Court Justice, Antoinette Moore, last week sentenced Benque Viejo resident, Orvin Wade, 33, to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 25 years in the death of his common-law wife, 25-year-old customs officer, Keisha Buller.

Justice Moore previously found Wade guilty after trial last year.

Wade stabbed his partner a total of 54 times to various parts of her body at their George Street home on July 10, 2015. She died after collapsing in the street outside her home, in the presence of their son and her grandmother. The prosecution’s evidence was led by Senior Crown Counsel, Cecil Ramirez, and Crown Counsel, Natasha Mohamed. Wade was defended by attorney J. Danilczyk.

Reacting to the verdict, Keisha’s mother Dorita told LOVE FM she cried on hearing the news, considering it justice served. Wade had claimed he was not present at the time of the murder but she dismissed this as lies.

Dorita says she still cannot refer to Wade by name and is currently seeking to adopt his and Keisha’s son. The child, she says, cries every night for his mom but understands that he no longer has either parent and that Dorita is responsible for him. Dorita works at a high school in Belize City, which displays prominently the images of murder victims including Keisha Buller.

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