Crime — 13 August 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego

A policeman has died from injuries he suffered after he was beaten by two men in his village about 12:20 Sunday morning, August 4.

Police constable Roy Robert Fernandez, 26, of Georgetown Village, died on Saturday, August 10, at a clinic in Independence.

Police are seeking two brothers, of the same village, who they believe can help them with their investigation into the beating.

Police reports are that at 5:50 on Saturday evening, August 10, they went to the clinic, located on Happy Avenue, in Independence Village, where they saw the body of Roy Robert Fernandez, a police constable of Georgetown Village, who was attached to Precinct 1 in Belize City.

Their investigations revealed that at 12: 20 Saturday morning, August 4, PC Fernandez was walking on an unnamed street in Georgetown Village, along with two females, heading towards one of the females mother’s house when they met her ex-common-law husband, accompanied by his brother.

Both brothers reportedly began cursing Fernandez, and began following him and the two females, with one of whom he was reportedly having an affair.

Fernandez took home one of the females, and then, took home the other. After they reached the girl’s mother’s house, the girl went inside, and when she was safely inside, Fernandez began walking towards his house when the brothers reportedly attacked him and began beating him.

Fernandez ended up suffering from a swollen face and a burst bottom lip and complained of pain in his upper body. He did not report the incident and refused medical attention, said police.

At about 5:00 Saturday morning, August 10, PC Fernandez started complaining that he was in a lot of pain and was unable to urinate. He was immediately taken to the clinic in Independence, where he died at 5:40 that same Saturday morning. The body was transported to the Southern Regional Hospital where it awaits a post-mortem.

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