General — 25 January 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego
Woman accused of killing BDF corporal to stand trial in the Supreme Court

Marsha Reid, 35, of Racoon Street Extension, accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, has been ordered to stand trial for murder in the Southern Session of the Supreme Court. Reid, who is presently on remand, was returned to her cell at the jail, after she was taken to the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, January 23, where she was committed to stand trial for the capital offense.

Also, all 40 witnesses were committed to attend the Supreme Court to testify for the Crown.

Police contend that Reid travelled to Dangriga from Belize City to the home of her ex-boyfriend, BDF corporal Donovan Castillo, 37, about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2012, entered his room while he was sleeping, slashed his throat , cut his head, then stabbed him in the chest and abdomen .

She then escaped out of the house, which is on Teacher Street, but not before locking up his nephew in his room. Reid was arrested shortly after and charged with murder.

Police said that when they went to Castillo’s home, they found him dead, with his throat slashed and with multiple stab wounds to the neck, head and body. Castillo was pronounced dead on arrival at the Southern Regional Hospital.

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