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Steven Buckley

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014. 8:55 am CST.

Steven Buckley

Steven Buckley

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  On April 28 of 2010, construction worker Steven Buckley and two companions were shot at in a Dodge Ram vehicle stopped by Police on Kraal Road as part of their investigations into a shooting incident.

The shooter was identified as Inspector of Police Dennis Lopez from Belmopan.

Four years after the events of that Wednesday night, Buckley still waits for his day in court.

It should have been yesterday, but as he tells us, Inspector Lopez’s trial has been traversed again, this time to the January session of the court.

The reason is the same: Lopez’s attorney, Senior Counsel Simeon Sampson, is not available to defend him.

The shot from a 16-gauge shotgun left pellet wounds in Buckley’s head and face and rendered him unable to work.

We understand that in addition to the $100,000 preliminary settlement awarded by the Government of Belize to Buckley last August, a further settlement is in the works.

He declined comment, referring us to attorney Richard “Dickie” Bradley who is leading those negotiations.

But he did say that he continues to struggle to meet basic needs for his family and would welcome further assistance.

 

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