Jayme Marin charged for the stabbing death of Isaac Marin on Caye Caulker

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Police formally arrested and charged 28-year-old Jayme Marin for the stabbing death of his cousin, 17-year-old Isaac Isaih Marin and the stabbing of 25-year-old Carlos Marin. Jayme, who is allegedly mentally challenged, was charged with the crime of Murder, Attempt Murder, Use of Deadly Means of Harm and Grievious Harm. No plea was taken when he appeared at the Belize City Magistrate Court on Thursday, October 24th, and was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until his next court trial on January 8, 2020.

Jayme Marin, Charged

Jayme Marin

According to initial reports, Jayme fatally stabbed Isaac while he slept sometime after 1AM on Tuesday, October 22nd. Isaac’s brother Carlos tried to intervene, but was attacked and stabbed in the process.  While Carlos was stabilized and transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City, his brother died undergoing treatment at the Caye Caulker Polyclinic. However, on Wednesday, October 23rd, Assistant Commissioner of Police and Head of the Crime Investigations Branch, Joseph Myvett gave a different version of the incident. According to their investigations, Carlos was socializing with Jayme inside the living room of their home when an altercation ensued. As a result Isaac got up from where he was sleeping and attempted to aid his brother, but was fatally stabbed.

Isaac Marin, deceased

Isaac Marin

Jayme was also injured during the struggle with Carlos and was treated at the polyclinic and thereafter, he was detained by police.

The Marin family is devastated and trying to cope with their tragic loss. Caye Caulker Chairlady, Seleny Pott-Villanueva, extended her condolences. She stated that such incidents shake the tranquility of La Isla Carinosa. On behalf of the Village Council, Villanueva offered to assist the Marin family in anything they can during this difficult situation.

This marks the first reported murder in Caye Caulker for 2019.

Born on April 29, 2002, Isaac Marin is survived by his father Salvador Marin, his mother Mirna Alvarado, 7 sisters and 3 brothers: Iselita Marin (pre-deceased), Jessica Marin, Nikita Marin, Lexee Marin Hernandez, Miguel Marin, Carlos Marin, Tatiana Alvarado, Chloe Bainton, Alexander Bainton and Nadi Bainton, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

The family requests that attendees participating in any or all parts of the celebration of the life of Issac refrain from using black or dark colors. They requests that hues of blue and green, the color of the sea, be worn.

A non-alcoholic wake will be held at the Marin’s residence on Saturday, October 26th beginning at 7PM. Funeral Mass will follow on Sunday, October 27th at 9AM at Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Church on Caye Caulker Village. Following the mass, there will be a boat procession led by Issac’s father in one of the deceased’s boats. The procession will begin from the beach of the old Caye Caulker cemetery on Luciano Reyes Street. Boats will be provided for those wishing to participate and they are asked to bring along fresh flowers and even prayers for the repose of Isaac’s soul. The family requested that no plastic, metal or non-biodegradable flowers or ornaments should be brought to throw in the sea.

The boat procession will visit Isaac’s fishing route, south of Caye Chapel, where his ashes will be sprinkled. Afterwards, there will be a repast at the Marin’s residence. The Marin Family thanks all who have sent well wishes and condolences or have come by to offer their support.

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