Belize City: Tuesday, 27th November 2018.
Isela Cano of San Juan Village has been charged with Manslaughter following the death of her sister Keidi Yesenia Ramirez last week that police say died from unusual circumstances after she was beaten and gagged during a dispute. According to police, they were called out to the scene where they found Keidi Yesenia Ramirez, 26, motionless who was tied down and gagged. Police found no reaction of her vital organs or pulse after they applied CPR. The family told police Keidi had a habit of drinking, adding that on the said day, she was drunk and had to be restraint because of a violent dispute. Apparently, as explained by her family, Keidi was in a cold relationship with her 74-year-old common-law husband because of an outside relationship to another person. When the family confronted and accused Keidi regarding the relationship behind her husband’s back she became violent and as a result, the family gagged her, which may have caused her to suffocate. During their preliminary investigation, police detained both parents and Cano in connection with the death, but the parents have since been released. Cano was arrested, charged and arraigned in the Court at Independence village last Friday where she has since been remanded into custody until the outcome of her trial. Police told the media at the time that they were awaiting a directive from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) subsequently, the DPP only instructed that Cano alone be charged with manslaughter.