Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two Belizean Criminals Killed, One Wounded in Honduras

Alexander "Pinky" Edwards, deceased.

Gabriel Salazar, hospitalized.

Alex “Pinky” Edwards, Benjamin Peters (photo not available) and Gabriel Salazar are no strangers to the news. In fact, they were wanted in Belize for the Spanish Lookout March 13th Scotia Bank gun point robbery. The news today is that at least two of the men were killed and one remains hospitalized in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

The San Pedro Sun confirmed with the family of Alex Edwards living in San Pedro that he was killed in Honduras sometime before Monday, September 27 along with Benjamin Peters. Robert Villafranco, the uncle of Alex Edwards explained that funeral services for his nephew were held on Wednesday, September 29th at 4 PM in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Villafranco explained that the parents of Alex travelled to Honduras and identified the bodies to the Honduran authorities.

Villafranco nor the grandfather of Alex Edwards, Frank Edwards Sr. would say what were the circumstances that led to the death of their relatives, but reports to media in Belize is that they were involved in a highway bus robbery and were killed during a shoot out with authorities in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The relatives of Peters, who are from Santa Elena, Cayo are making arraignments to transport his body back to Belize for a funeral. Gabriel Salazar, as we understand, remains hospitalized in Honduras.

Police in Belize have not commented on the incident. Alex Edwards was also under investigation for the February 2009 triple murder in North Ambergris Caye.

Construction Worker Hospitalized

Authorities in San Pedro are investigating an incident that occurred at a resort south of San Pedro Town. The incident occurred sometime around 11:20AM, Wednesday. According to police, a man identified as 26 year old Angel Alexander Garcia, a Salvadoran construction worker, living in San Pedro Town, was on the second floor of a building when he apparently fell.

Garcia was quickly rushed to the San Pedro Lions Poly Clinic in a conscious state. According to Doctor Javier Zuniga, who first treated Garica, his condition is critical but stable. Dr Zuniga explained that Garcia apparently received serious head injures and it appears that his skull is fractured.

After Garcia was stabilized, he was airlifted via the Wings of Hopes plane sometime after 12:00 midday to the KHMH for further treatment.