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Mother of Canadian Slain on Roatan, Honduras, Seeks Justice

The mother of a man slain in Honduras in October is asking the Canadian government to put pressure on Honduran authorities to catch her son's killer. Chantal Vallée's son Themy-Alexandre Vallée, 34, was shot in the head outside a bar on the island of Roatan, a popular destination for divers and other tourists.

Honduran police have arrested a suspected accomplice in the slaying of the Montreal man, who was an officer with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. However, Vallée says the man suspected of killing her son hasn't been apprehended, although authorities know his name.

"Things are not moving," Vallée said. "I doubt there is a serious investigation. We want the Canadian government to help us to do something."

In the last five years, 24 American tourists have been killed in Honduras. All of those homicides remain unsolved.

Four Canadians have been killed over the same period.

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