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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019. 11:46 am CST.

By BBN Staff: A British Army sergeant has been imprisoned for killing a Salvadoran diner in Belize in September of 2016.

On September 18, 2016, Belize Police visited “Dream Lke City” nightclub where a blue F150 Ford pick-up truck bearing license plate BG91AB registered to the British Forces, BATSUB was seen parked facing the Philip Goldson Highway.

Police also saw the body of Jose Molina, 43, a Salvadoran living in Belize. His body was under the F150 pick-up with head and body injuries.

According to reports, the British Sergeant reversed at a high speed and knocked down Molina and his companions and also caused extensive damage to the wooden building.

The British sergeant driving the vehicle was Lee Humphreys.

Humphreys of the 32nd Regiment, Royal Artillery, had been socializing with other soldiers at a night club while stationed in Belize.

Humphreys reportedly put the vehicle in the wrong gear and reversed backwards at 15mph into four people eating at the establishment.

Humphreys was shocked at what had occurred and he observed as police moved the vehicle to release Molina’s body.

The sergeant was charged for causing death by dangerous driving and imprisoned for 5 years at Bulford Military Court.

Molina’s partner, Brenda told the court that their child cries every-time he sees a picture of his father and asks when will father arrive at home.

“I have been forced to go out and work to look after my son,” she told the court.

Humphreys’ attorney says that his client thinks about the accident daily and has developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result.

 

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