Headline — 15 August 2018 — by Roy Davis (freelance reporter)
Noewellyn Williams, 44, charged with murder of ex-common-law wife

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Noewellyn Williams, 44, a construction worker of Sandhill, was arraigned on a charge of murder when he was brought today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford. She explained to him that she would not take a plea from him because the offence for which he was charged is indictable, which means that a plea would only be taken when the matter is committed for trial in the Supreme Court.

She also explained to him that she cannot offer him bail because of the nature of the offence, and remanded him into custody until October 16.

The incident occurred around 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, on the street in front of Boulevard Plaza, a business establishment on Central American Boulevard. Police reports are that Williams and his ex-common-law wife, Roxanne Pop, 33, a mother of 3 children, were sitting around a table at Boulevard Plaza and had ordered food when an argument ensued between them.

Williams, reports say, was recently released from prison and he wanted to resume the relationship he had with Pop, but Pop refused. According to the reports, Williams went to a store nearby and bought a knife. He then stabbed Pop, who was on the street, 8 times.

Pop was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment.

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