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Crime & Violence Report

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014. 9:53 pm CST.

Crime & Violence Report

Crime & Violence Report

Monday, August 11, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Twenty-nine year old Indira Mejia, a self-employed resident of Orange Walk Town, was charged with abetment to commit murder when she appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith.

Chief Magistrate Smith did not take a plea because the offence is indictable.

The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the offence is of a serious nature, that it has become prevalent with all the shootings and the penalty is life imprisonment.

Mejia’s attorney, Kathleen Lewis, responded by telling the court that her client has no history of any criminal offence, that the charge is an allegation and she is the mother of a 1 year old baby.

Chief Magistrate Smith offered Mejia bail in the sum of $2,000 and stipulated that $500 must be cash.

Mejia met bail and she is to return to court on September 12.

According to the allegation, Mejia aided and abetted Ignatius Williams and another on August 6 to shoot her common-law husband, 57 year old Brian Claire.

Meanwhile, Twenty year old Ignatius Williams, one of two person who the police believe was involved in a shooting incident on august 6 on Partridge Street Extension, was charged with attempted murder when he appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith.

Williams was also charged with 2 counts of grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm.

He was remanded into custody until October 1.

The victim, 57 year old Brian Claire, was shot in his arm.

 

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