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Killer of Oh sisters gets two life sentences

GeneralKiller of Oh sisters gets two life sentences

Wilmer Escobar will be eligible for parole after 30 years and 8 months.

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 12, 2022

Yesterday, 24-year-old Wilmer Escobar, a resident of Bella Vista village in Toledo, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in the Southern session of the Supreme Court for the 2018 double murder of Cresencia Oh, 19, and Josephine. Oh, 17—two sisters who resided in San Antonio village in the Toledo district. Justice Antoinette Moore, who presided over a trial without jury that started in November of 2021, handed down the sentences, which will run concurrently. Since Escobar had been on remand for four years and four months, he will actually spend an additional 30 years and 8 months in prison before being eligible for parole.

In January of 2018, the sisters, who were heading back to their home in San Antonio village after attending a church service in San Jose village in Toledo, were chopped to death by Escobar on an off-road near San Antonio Village, Toledo, and forensic evidence gathered from the bodies at the time indicated that they had been raped as well. The victims were found partially nude on the road, with a number of chop wounds in their head.

Last November, when the trial of Escobar started, he was being represented by the late Herbert Panton and the case was prosecuted by Crown Counsel Javier Chan, who secured the admission of a confession statement given by Escobar to police. In that statement, he admitted to killing both sisters and raping one of them.

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