Rafael Ramirez and Arvington Neal charged for the murder of Dionicio Trujillo

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

On Friday, May 22nd, 40-year-old Rafael Ramirez and 25-year-old Arvington Neal were jointly charged for the murder of 42-year-old Dionicio Trujillo in San Pedro. Trujillo was found murdered on Sunday, May 3rd in the Marina Area in the south end of San Pedro Town. After extensive investigation, San Pedro Police had sufficient evidence to charge both men with one count of “Murder”.

According to Officer in Charge of the San Pedro Police Department, Assistant Superintendent Henry Jemmott, Neal, who is from San Ignacio Town, was found in possession of Trujillo’s cellular phone. “Neal was a person of interest in this murder. After conducting investigation we found him in San Ignacio with Trujillo’s phone. According to initial investigation, Trujillo had his phone the day he was murdered. After Neal was arrested and questioned, Neal confessed to the offense,” said Jemmott. As for Ramirez, Jemmott indicated that he confessed to the murder to an inmate while detained at the San Pedro Police Station. Ramirez had been previously detained several time while the investigation was ongoing. “With the evidence we have, we proceeded to charge both men. We believe that the motive for the murder was a personal dispute between the men,” said Jemmott.

Dionicio Trujillo

Dionicio Trujillo

Both men have been remanded to the Belize Central Prison awaiting their first court hearing.


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  1. There is no mention of where Ramirez came from, but we know that he is from Guatemala and that he was the head in that operation.

    There was also no news about Marvin Leonel Shoy, also a Guatemalan, found living in San Pedro Town by police and wanted for murder in Guatemala.

    Are these immigrants in control of the media in San Pedro Town?

    Who is checking their background before allowing them into the country? I have not seen an immigrant with a police record from his/her country of origin yet.

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