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Belize Court of Appeal

Belize Court of Appeal

Belize Court of Appeal

Friday, June 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Belize Court of Appeal closed its second session of the year with two major decisions today.

In the appeal of Lavern Longsworth, the Court of Appeal substituted a conviction of manslaughter and handed down a sentence of 8 years in prison retroactive to the date she was originally sentenced in 2012.

Meanwhile, six men accused of facilitating the landing of an aircraft loaded with cocaine on the Southern Highway, the Court of Appeal ordered a retrial after the Crown won its appeal.

Reasons for both decisions will be handed down in writing at a later date.


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