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Fausto Teck remanded to prison

GeneralFausto Teck remanded to prison

By Charles Gladden

SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo District, Mon. May 9, 2022

Fausto Teck, 20, the caretaker of the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio, who is accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old football player Chris Rodriguez who had been practicing in the stadium, was arraigned for murder on Friday, May 6, at the Magistrate’s Court in San Ignacio, Cayo District.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, May 3, when Rodriguez, a member of the World FC team in Cayo, and his 17-year-old cousin, who were playing football in the Norman Broaster Stadium, were approached by Teck, who asked them to leave because the duo could not present receipts to indicate that they had paid a fee prior to their entry into the stadium.  

The young men reportedly decided to leave, but while exiting the facility they encountered Teck standing by the steps. According to Carlos Rodriguez, Chris’ uncle, Teck told them “that he’s the one that owns that field, and if he wants, he could make them come back, but if he wants, he could make them never come back in that stadium.” This then led to Teck being approached by Rodriguez, which led to an argument.  It is being reported that video footage of the incident shows Rodriguez punching Teck during the argument, after which Teck chased him through the field and stabbed him multiple times in the neck and body.

Rodriguez was rushed to the San Ignacio Community Hospital and subsequently to the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan, where he passed away at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4.

Teck was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until his next court date on August 3.

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