by Charles Gladden
SAN NARCISO, Corozal District, Thurs. Sept. 22, 2022
Kenya Villamil, 35, a domestic of San Narciso Village, Corozal District, is receiving treatment at the Corozal Community Hospital for wounds she sustained when she was stabbed by her ex-common law husband, Myron Palencia, 35, a truck driver of Buena Vista Village, Corozal District, while she was trying to retrieve a bicycle that Palencia allegedly took from her home on Independence Day.
According to initial police reports, when Villamil wasn’t at home, Palencia visited the residence and stole a bicycle which belonged to her, and at around 11:00 p.m. that night, Villamil received a call from Palencia requesting that she meet him behind the San Narciso Polyclinic. In an attempt to retrieve her bicycle, Villamil went to that location to meet Palencia, who proceeded to stab her 14 times—six times in her neck, and once near her heart, as well as on various parts of her body.
When police arrived at the scene, Villamil was transported to the Corozal Community Hospital for medical treatment, and she is reported to be in a stable condition.
According to Villamil’s sister, Neidy Williams, the couple had been living together for about four years until they broke up about eight months ago, after which they resided at separate locations—Villamil at San Narciso and Palencia in Buena Vista with his parents. According to Williams, although the couple have no biological children together, Palencia would use visits to Villamil’s son, whom he said needed a father figure, as a pretext for going to her home.
Williams said that when she went to the hospital to see her sister after being informed of the stabbing, Villamil told her, “Sister, he wanted to kill me. Sister, he stabbed me in the throat and then he put his finger in it, and that hurt.” Williams went on to state, “Also, he didn’t act alone because he was with [a relative]. She told me that the two of them were there and he said to the boy ‘tell this *** what will happen today. Tell her how I’m going to leave her; you won’t do anything but you’re going to witness how I will leave her’. I listened to everything my sister said, and it broke me.”
This is reportedly not the first time that Villamil has been assaulted by Palencia. In fact, after one incident she had obtained a restraining order against him, but he had nonetheless breached that order.
Williams said that she was unaware of the threats sent by Palencia to her sister a day before the incident and she was informed of those threats by Villamil’s friends in Mexico. Also, both sisters had spotted him glaring at them during the Orange Walk Carnival.
Palencia remains at large and was reportedly spotted in Guinea Grass. It is believed he is attempting to exit the country through Botes.
The family of Villamil is pleading for financial assistance from the general public via a social media post to pay medical expenses. Donations can be transferred to Neidy William’s Belize Bank account, which bears the account number: 220666010160025.