Screen_Shot_2014-06-02_at_7.59.37_PMTonight, 24 four year old Joseph West is expected to face an upgraded charge of Murder for the death of 34 year old Giovanni Borland, who passed away on Friday due to the severe head injuries that he sustained on the night of May 11th. As we’ve reported, West is accused of attacking Giovanni Borland after 11:00pm at ‘Mil Amores’ bar in Libertad where both men got into an argument. And while their seems to be many conflicting reports from police and the media, Borland’s uncle, Carl Borland spoke on the sequence of events that night with our colleagues at 7News! Here is that insert…


Carl Borland– Uncle of Deceased


On the eleventh of May, I think approximately around eleven-thirty or thereabout, he was at a bar in Libertad socializing when he had a misunderstanding with about five members of a particular family—all of them are family members—of that said village. He was chased from the bar and he retreated and ran towards the house that he was staying and upon reaching in front of that, apparently he tripped and fell on his face. When he fell on his face, he was chopped from behind, back of the head. A very large chop wound that caused piece of his head to dislocate, to come off and his brains was exposed. He was assisted by some members of the village and was rushed to the Corozal Hospital and from there to the K.H.M.H.”

Reporter


“Do you know what caused the fight?”


Carl Borland– Uncle of Deceased


He went to Libertad village to get his passport because he had left his passport at a home in Libertad Village and I would want to assume it had to do with the consumption of alcohol but it would be very difficult to say what triggered off the whole thing at this time.”


Reporter

“As Jovanny’s Uncle, do you believe that because allegations are that he was carrying a weapon, he was carrying the machete?”


Carl Borland– Uncle of Deceased


“Well, all indications are that I don’t think he was carrying any machete because if he would have been carrying the machete he would have been the one doing the chasing and for five men to say quint double benk a single person that is incapacitated due to intoxication that is totally out of context and to them all five of them are nothing but spineless, gutless cowards.”


Reporter


“Have the five been detained by police?”


Carl Borland– Uncle of Deceased


“No, police has one that has been charged which I believe his charge should have been upgraded today to murder the other four were apparently not fingered in this incident but what I was meant to understand is that two of them are current serving members of the uniform arm services of this country and if that is so then it seems to me as if though they didn’t learnt anything in their training because their mandate is to protect life and property so if they were there they should have intervene and stop that thing from going into the extend into which it went.  

 

Joseph West was charged with attempted murder, grievous harm, dangerous harm, and aggravated assault. But since Borland has passed away while receiving treatment, charges are expected to be upgraded. Joseph West, a resident of Libertad village is the brother of national team goal keeper, Woodrow West. Borland said that the altercation might have started due to alcohol consumption and stated that his nephew, now deceased, went to Libertad to pick up his passport he had left at a residence in the village.

 

Tonight, 24 four year old Joseph West is expected to face an upgraded charge of Murder for the death of 34 year old Giovanni Borland, who passed away on Friday due to the severe head injuries that he sustained on the night of May 11th. As we’ve reported, West is accused of attacking Giovanni Borland after 11:00pm at ‘Mil Amores’ bar in Libertad where both men got into an argument. And while their seems to be many conflicting reports from police and the media, Borland’s uncle, Carl Borland spoke on the sequence of events that night with our colleagues at 7News! Here is that insert…


Carl Borland– Uncle of Deceased


On the eleventh of May, I think approximately around eleven-thirty or thereabout, he was at a bar in Libertad socializing when he had a misunderstanding with about five members of a particular family—all of them are family members—of that said village. He was chased from the bar and he retreated and ran towards the house that he was staying and upon reaching in front of that, apparently he tripped and fell on his face. When he fell on his face, he was chopped from behind, back of the head. A very large chop wound that caused piece of his head to dislocate, to come off and his brains was exposed. He was assisted by some members of the village and was rushed to the Corozal Hospital and from there to the K.H.M.H.”

Reporter


“Do you know what caused the fight?”


Carl Borland– Uncle of Deceased


He went to Libertad village to get his passport because he had left his passport at a home in Libertad Village and I would want to assume it had to do with the consumption of alcohol but it would be very difficult to say what triggered off the whole thing at this time.”


Reporter


“As Jovanny’s Uncle, do you believe that because allegations are that he was carrying a weapon, he was carrying the machete?”


Carl Borland– Uncle of Deceased


“Well, all indications are that I don’t think he was carrying any machete because if he would have been carrying the machete he would have been the one doing the chasing and for five men to say quint double benk a single person that is incapacitated due to intoxication that is totally out of context and to them all five of them are nothing but spineless, gutless cowards.”


Reporter


“Have the five been detained by police?”


Carl Borland– Uncle of Deceased


“No, police has one that has been charged which I believe his charge should have been upgraded today to murder the other four were apparently not fingered in this incident but what I was meant to understand is that two of them are current serving members of the uniform arm services of this country and if that is so then it seems to me as if though they didn’t learnt anything in their training because their mandate is to protect life and property so if they were there they should have intervene and stop that thing from going into the extend into which it went.  

 

Joseph West was charged with attempted murder, grievous harm, dangerous harm, and aggravated assault. But since Borland has passed away while receiving treatment, charges are expected to be upgraded. Joseph West, a resident of Libertad village is the brother of national team goal keeper, Woodrow West. Borland said that the altercation might have started due to alcohol consumption and stated that his nephew, now deceased, went to Libertad to pick up his passport he had left at a residence in the village.

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