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Husband, executed in front of wife and children, was wrong target, say police

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 6, 2016–Thirteen days after the senseless murder of Alwayne Cherrington, 27, of Giles Street, who was a husband and a lab technician at the BCVI (Belize Council for the Visually Impaired), Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, Commander of Eastern Division South, said that Alwayne was killed in a case of mistaken identity. The killer thought Cherrington was someone else, Williams said.

Cherrington was sitting with his wife and children in his mother-in-law’s house on Lopez Street when a coldhearted assassin pulled open the door and shot him about 5 times in the head and body at about 7:00 on the evening of Holy Saturday.

Williams said that they know who the killer is, but he cannot be arrested as yet because key individuals do not want to give statements, and police do not have the physical evidence to tie him to the murder.

Police said that three persons were detained and interviewed, but were later released because of insufficient evidence on which to arrest them.

Police said that their investigation continues, and call on members of the public with information to come forward and assist the police to bring the killer to justice.

Cherrington was a youth leader in his church.

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