In the wake of the horrific news on Thursday, March 1, 2018, that of a 17-month old baby girl was brutally raped in Maskall Village, the nation grew angry and residents of Belize City and San Pedro, Ambergris Caye took to the streets in protest. Over the weekend though, Baby Alyssa succumbed to her injuries and passed away about 4a.m. on Sunday, March 4.
Alyssa Nunez was undergoing treatment at the KHMH in Belize City. On Friday, March 2, 21-year-old Everal Martinez of Maskall Village, was arraigned after having been charged with "dangerous harm" upon baby Alyssa. This morning, Everal Martinez was charged for two counts of attempted rape and two counts of attempted assault in Belize City’s Magistrate Court. Martinez had been previously charged for ‘dangerous harm’ but he was additionally charged today. A medical examination of the child was conducted on Thursday and confirmed that she had been raped.
Island residents outraged by this heinous crime took to the streets of downtown San Pedro to call for justice and mourn for baby Alyssa. After hearing of Alyssa’s passing on Sunday, Belize City residents also took to march the city streets, asking for justice as well. Ambergris Today joins the nation in expressing our sincere condolences to the family of baby Alyssa Nunez.
Everal Martinez charged for the harming of baby Alyssa Nunez
Baby Alyssa Nunez dies, San Pedro residents take to the streets in protest
Protest in Belize City - photo courtesy Love FM News
Protest in Belize City - photo courtesy Hot of the Press Belize