Crime — 23 October 2012 — by Rochelle Gillett

Four minors, two of whom are 14 and the other two, 15, were today taken to the Family Court in the company of their parents and their lawyer, Simeon Sampson, SC, where they were charged with manslaughter for causing the death of Emerito Itza, 46, in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

According to a police report, at 7:00 p.m. on October 17, Itza was with Marwin Lizama, 24, hanging out on the beach at the end of Sand Piper Street. While the men were hanging out, they got into a brawl with four teenagers, one of whom hit Itza in the head with a piece of board.

Itza was critically injured due to the hit, although he didn’t die immediately. He was first treated at the San Pedro Polyclinic then transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he died.

As mentioned above, the minors, (one of whom is in Standard 6) were charged with manslaughter for Itza’s death and remanded to the Hattieville Prison until their next court appearance on November 20, 2012.

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