Devon Logan charged with the murder of his common-law wife – Love FM
Devon Logan, 47, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his common-law wife Tracy Thompson. Logan is accused of stabbing the 33-year-old man to death between midnight and 6 a.m. last Friday. Thompson’s body was found in his home in the village of Calcutta by his relatives. According to ASP police press secretary Fitzroy Yearwood, Thompson had made several reports to police about Logan’s abusive behavior. However, Police Commissioner Chester Williams said while reports were being filed, Thompson would ask that no action be taken against Logan.
NEWT. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “Ms. Thomson and Mr. Logan were involved in a domestic fight just hours before she was found dead. We know that Mr. Logan has returned – well, they say he has returned to the scene of the crime and that Mrs. Thomson was found dead by her relatives in this house. Mr. Logan was arrested by our agents while trying to reach the village in southern Belize from which he originated. A quick investigation led to his arrest and sending the file to the DPP office where we picked up the directive to charge with murder.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “When she gets to that stage where the victim has already been victimized and nothing is done, she comes back to the police, right? Everyone says ‘oh she filed a complaint with the police and the police did nothing.’ Yes, she may have made reports, but the question is what was her request? She did not seek any legal action and that is why I have always told the victims of domestic violence that they had to stop themselves. There is not much the police can do because if you go to the police and say you don’t want legal action, the police won’t prosecute. Now, if it comes to my attention and it’s not all cases of domestic violence, it comes to my attention, but once it comes to my attention, I will tell the police if the victim wants it or no, we will take the case to court and let her go to court and withdraw the case so that when things like this happen oduce, we can say yes, she came, we took the case to court and she went to court and withdrew the case and with that, we wash our hands. Her complaint was that she did not want legal action and because she did not want legal action the police did not pursue the matter by arresting the person and bringing them to court.