by Khaila Gentle
BELLA VISTA VILLAGE, Toledo District, Sat. Sept. 10, 2022
Elias Pacheco, a Honduran national, is wanted by police for chopping to death a Bella Vista man who was a friend of a woman with whom Pacheco had been in a relationship. Just after midnight on Saturday, Ernest Ellis Blanco, 46 years old, was standing in a yard with 33-year-old Denia Montolla in the village of Bella Vista when he was attacked by Pacheco, who is Montolla’s ex-common-law husband.
According to a police report made by the 33-year-old woman, Blanco had recently walked her home, and they were standing inside her yard when she saw a grey vehicle come to a stop in front of them. Shortly after, Pacheco emerged from the vehicle wielding a machete and chopped Blanco several times.
Blanco ran onto the street and collapsed. He was eventually transported to the Independence Polyclinic, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to Police Communications Director, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, the police have since issued a wanted poster for Pacheco. They have also made contact with law enforcement agencies in neighboring countries, which have been asked to be on the lookout for him. He is believed to be in the country still and is likely to be armed and dangerous.
As we previously noted, Pacheco is the ex-common law husband of Montolla. ASP Yearwood noted that it seems Pacheco’s jealousy “put him in such a rage that he took the life of another man.”