Bar owner guilty of wounding ex-relative

Monday, August 3rd, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: An argument between a Belize City couple almost turned deadly last November and the alleged aggressor was later beaten up by the girl’s brother.

However, Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith found 23 year old owner of Thirsty Thursday Restaurant and Bar on Newtown Barracks Chris Rosado guilty of wounding,9. CRIME stating he executed “vigilante justice or jungle justice” and would not be condoned.

On November 23, 2014, Rosado’s sister Chelsea and her then-boyfriend 19 year old Sergio Quan were arguing in the kitchen at Thirsty Thursday and he attacked, beat and injured her. Apparently he then went home to his residence on Slaughterhouse Road.

Rosado arrived in his vehicle soon thereafter and according to Quan, knocked his gate down with his vehicle at high speed as he was sitting on a bench in the yard and then punched him several times in the face and threw him to the ground on his left side, causing a wound.

In Rosado’s testimony he claimed self-defense, saying Quan got up as he approached and came at him aggressively and appeared to be drunk. Rosado said he had been looking for Chelsea. The court saw exhibits of Chelsea’s injuries as photographed by her mother Jacqueline Haylock.

Rosado was spared jail, instead being fined $2,000 plus $1,000 in compensation to Quan. Rosado was represented by attorney Anthony Sylvestre.

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