LADYVILLE, Belize District, Thurs. July 23, 2020– An investigation into the execution of Egbert Baldwin, 22, of Marage Road, Ladyville, that occurred at about 8:30 Saturday night on Jackson Avenue, led to Camryn Lozano, 19, and Albert Gill, 19, both residents of Ladyville.
The two men were jointly charged with murder yesterday, and today, they were arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court by Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson. No plea was taken from them, and they were remanded until September 23.
Less than 3 days after Egbert Baldwin was found not guilty of attempted murder and murder in the Supreme Court in Belize City on Thursday, he was shot to death — his freedom was cut short.
Before trial judge Justice Colin Williams, Baldwin’s attorney, Oscar Selgado, successfully argued a no-case-to-answer submission, which was accepted by the judge.
Police said that Baldwin was riding on Jackson Avenue when the gunmen approached him and shot him in the head and chest. He died almost immediately.
A stray bullet also hit a man, identified as Ronald Cole, 44, of Ladyville, who was walking on the road at the time of the shooting. He was wounded in the leg.
Both Baldwin and Cole were taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where Baldwin was declared dead on arrival, and Cole was admitted in a stable condition. Cole has since been treated and released.