Crime General — 25 January 2013 — by Rochelle Gillett
Two charged with the murder of Ervin Morales, 60

Clive Geban, 19, and minor, 15, charged with conspiracy to commit murder as well

Clive Geban, 19, and a minor, 15, both residents of Maskall Village, were today brought before the Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith, where charges of conspiracy to commit murder, and murder were read to them for the death of Ervin Morales, 60.

Morales, also a resident of Maskall Village, was killed on January 19, 2013, and police say that both the minor and Geban, along with at least one other person, are the ones responsible for his death.

Morales’ body was discovered after Emilia Gotoy, a woman who cooks for him, sent a neighbor to check on him since he didn’t come for his food. Knowing he suffers from epilepsy, she became worried after his non-appearance.

When the neighbor arrived at the house at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, Morales’ body was observed with chop wounds to the back of his head, his left shoulder, hand and both elbows.

The teens appeared unrepresented today, but the minor’s father was present in court when the charges were read to his son. Due to the nature of the offense, no pleas were taken from the youths and neither was bail offered. They were remanded, the minor to the Youth Hostel and Geban to the Hattieville Prison, until the next court appearance scheduled for March 7, 2013.

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