Saldivar Frames Mason?

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Hon. John Saldivar attempted to frame William ‘Danny’ Mason or Rajesh Ouelett for the beheading of Pastor Llewelyn Lucas. This allegation was sworn testimony in the murder trial of William “Danny” Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Keron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo in Belmopan before Justice Antoinette Moore. The trial had been on hold for several weeks since the court was waiting to hear from a witness who was an employee of the US Embassy—a federal agent. The court had to use diplomatic channels to get that written statement which was tendered into evidence.

The witness, who is a US Federal Agent, says that Belize police contacted him to assist with a US national, David Dodd, who was the victim of a crime in Belize. Dodd has testified via Skype that he accompanied Pastor Lucas and another man to Mason’s Intelco Hill home on the day that Pastor Lue was decapitated. He, Dodd, was then kidnapped, taken to Mason’s Outback Ranch and released with a warning.

The Special Agent thus met Mason already in detention for Pastor Lucas’ murder. Mason asked to speak with someone from the US Embassy. The Special Agent said in the written statement that Mason was in fear of his life because allegedly, John Saldivar, the Minister of National Security, was attempting to frame him. The US Agent advised Mason to get an attorney.

So, Mason told a US Federal Agent that John Saldivar was attempting to frame him. That is sizzling but not new. In 2016, Saldivar had said in an interview “I know that the end of the day nothing can be unearthed that will suggest that I have done anything untoward with this gentleman.” But in 2016, John Saldivar was not running for UDP Leader.

The rest is up to the UDP and maybe up to the Belizean public to determine Saldivar’s fate. What will the written words of a Federal Agent thousands of miles away do in our courts of law and justice?

If the UDP has a moral stance its members will not vote for Saldivar given this piece of information now accepted as evidence in our courts.

The court of public opinion is all over social media and the streets but the only voters that Saldivar cares for at this moment is the UDP Delegates. He is not caring for the people of Belmopan. Saldivar is actually selling off his chances of even being re-elected in Belmopan in his bid to be leader. Nobody told Saldivar that a sinking Vega is really no help in the desire to rise to the top.

The witness, who is a US Federal Agent, says that Belize police contacted him to assist with a US national, David Dodd, who was the victim of a crime in Belize. Dodd has testified via Skype that he accompanied Pastor Lucas and another man to Mason’s Intelco Hill home on the day that Pastor Lue was decapitated. He, Dodd, was then kidnapped, taken to Mason’s Outback Ranch and released with a warning.

The Special Agent thus met Mason already in detention for Pastor Lucas’ murder. Mason asked to speak with someone from the US Embassy. The Special Agent said in the written statement that Mason was in fear of his life because allegedly, John Saldivar, the Minister of National Security, was attempting to frame him. The US Agent advised Mason to get an attorney.

So, Mason told a US Federal Agent that John Saldivar was attempting to frame him. That sizzling is not new. In 2016, Saldivar had said in an interview “I know that the end of the day nothing can be unearthed that will suggest that I have done anything untoward with this gentleman.” But in 2016, John Saldivar was not running for UDP Leader.

The rest is up to the UDP and maybe up to the Belizean public to determine Saldivar’s fate. What will the written words of a Federal Agent thousands of miles away do in our courts of law and justice?

If the UDP has a moral stance its members will not vote for Saldivar given this piece of information now accepted as evidence in our courts.

The court of public opinion is all over social media but the only one that Saldivar cares for at this moment is of UDP Delegates. He is not caring for the people of Belmopan. Saldivar is actually selling off his chances of even being re-elected in Belmopan in his bid to be leader. Nobody told Saldivar that a sinking Vega is really no help in the desire to rise to the top.