Crime — 06 August 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego

A Guatemalan man residing in Benque Viejo Del Carmen died after being beaten, stabbed in the nose and chopped in the head.

Pedro Vasquez, 51, was found bleeding from his injuries at about 4:45 yesterday morning, Sunday, near the old Esso Gas Station in Benque. According to police, he was lying on the right side of the road in a pool of blood. Police rushed him to the San Ignacio Hospital, after which he was rushed to the Belmopan Hospital, but he died on the way.

Reports are that he was seen alive earlier, about 1:00 that Sunday morning in the area. Police said that they are not yet clear what led to the stabbing, or who stabbed him. The case has been declared a murder. One person has been detained so far.

Vasquez’s family told Amandala that they had no comments to make.

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