General — 17 January 2018 — by Roy Davis (freelance reporter)
Stephen Flowers, 24, Majestic Alley resident, charged with the murder of Leon Garcia, 29

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 15, 2018– Stephen Flowers, 24, a laborer of Pinks Alley, aka “Majestic Alley”, was charged with the murder of Leon Garcia, 29, when he appeared today before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser.

She did not take a plea from him because the offence is indictable, and remanded him into custody until April 16.

Garcia, aka “Bernard”, a notorious street figure, was stabbed in his chest and stomach around 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day, January 1. It was the first murder for the New Year.

Police reports are that Garcia and a friend were walking on Barrack Road, heading towards Victoria Street, when they were attacked from behind by two men. One of the attackers stabbed Garcia, but his friend was able to escape unhurt.

It was not the first time that Garcia was the victim of violence. In December 2014, he was shot while he was on Victoria Street.

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