The San Pedro Sun

Beatriz Marroquin injured by underage female

On Thursday, January 2nd, San Pedro Police responded to a stabbing incident in the Boca del Rio area. According to police, 19-year-old Beatriz Marroquin reported that while walking home along with her husband, 20-year-old Jose Luis Marroquin, at around 6:40PM she was verbally attacked by an under-aged female she knew. The underage female was accompanied by her boyfriend ‘Melvin’, last name unknown, and a crowd of people that Beatriz did not recognize. Beatriz ignored the verbal attacks and continued walking.
The crowd drew closer to the Marroquins, and the female threw a stone at Beatriz, which she dodged. As a result the stone hit Jose Luis to the left side of his face, causing injures and bleeding. The couple retreated to Beatriz’s mother’s home for first aid treatment. Beatriz’s mother advised them to report the incident to a police officer working at a store near the Boca del Rio Bridge.
On her way back from reporting the incident to the officer, she was once again approached by the same crowd. Melvin restrained Beatriz while the underage female stabbed her several times in the head and back, after which the crowd fled the scene. Beatriz consulted a doctor and was issued a medical report indicating that she had received seven stab wounds.
Officer in Charge of Police, Luis Castellanos and Francisco “Pany” Arceo immediately escorted the victim by boat to the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. Police are searching for the assailants. Anyone with information that can lead to an arrest is asked to visit the San Pedro Police Station or call 206-2022.