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Indira-MejiaYesterday in the court of Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, Orange Walk resident, 29 year old Indira Mejia was charged with abetment to commit murder after police say that she put out a hit on her common-law husband, Brian Clare. For context, the incident unfolded last week Wednesday around 1:45 while Claire was driving his pickup on Partridge Street. Police report that two men on bicycles pulled up and fired several shots at Claire, one of which hit him on the right arm. Clare, police say, was prepared for the attack as he took out his licensed firearm and fired two shots at his assailants but they both escaped unharmed.


Sergeant Roberto Novelo of the Criminal Investigative Branch of Precint 2 in Belize City says that Mejia along with another individual were charged for the alleged hit on Clare. Here is that clip courtesy our colleagues at 7News!


St. Roberto Novelo, C.I.B., Precinct 2, Belize City Police


"So far police have arrested a guy, Ignatius Williams, 20 years of age. He has been charged for attempted murder, use of deadly means and grievous hard upon Mr. Brian Clare and also Ms. Indira Mejia has been charged for abetment to commit murder."


Reporter


"Sir, are you able to disclose on what basis the common-law-wife is being charged? How did you guys find out, was it a hit?"


Sgt. Roberto Novelo, C.I.B., Precinct 2, Belize City Police


"Our investigations reveal that Miss Indira Mejia planned to kill her common-law-husband. It appears that Miss Mejia wants to get rid of her common-law-husband for his property."


Reporter


"Sir, have you been able to establish that exactly because when we had spoken with her, she had said that there was already some documentation to show that all that would be left if anything happened to him, in the hands of his children, his other relatives but not her."


St. Roberto Novelo, C.I.B., Precinct 2, Belize City Police


"Not necessarily. Based on our investigations so far, that is what the investigation reveals. She is the one who lured Mr. Brian Clare to that location where he was shot."


Reporter


"According to her she doesn't even know this young man that you charged with attempted murder. The first time she met him was in the police station, she told me this morning."


St. Roberto Novelo, C.I.B., Precinct 2, Belize City Police


"As with any other case the suspects will have an alibi."


Reporter


"But you are sure that your case against her iron clad and you will prevail when the matter goes to trial?"


St. Roberto Novelo, C.I.B., Precinct 2, Belize City Police


"Sure, the court will decide."


Williams was charged with attempted murder, 2 counts of grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm. He was arraigned yesterday before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith, who remanded him until October 1. Mejia who was represented by Attorney Kathleen Lewis convinced Chief Magistrate that she deserved bail since her criminal record was clean and she is the mother of a month old baby girl. In an interview with 7 News tonight, Mejia stated that she has been unable to get the personal items and those of her two children out of Clare’s residence. She also stated that she was unable to speak about the charge levied agaisnt her since it could jeopardize the case. 

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