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Monday, November 16th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: 60 year old Belize City welder, James Parks today pleaded guilty to assaulting his estranged girlfriend, James Parksusing threatening words and damage to property over the weekend, on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

The George Street resident caused damages to four tires valued at $400, property of Oliver Blanco and assaulted and threatened to kill his companion at her Banak Street home. He told Magistrate Deborah Rogers that, quote, “I was drinking. I got mischievous and I did something stupid.” End quote. Parks and his accuser had been in a relationship since June.

Magistrate Rogers imposed a total of $415 in fines and further ordered him to pay Oliver Blanco compensation of $400 for his tires. This consisted of $200 plus costs for the offense of common assault and two $100 fines plus costs for the other offenses.

She ordered that he must pay the first fine of $200 by December 31, 2015 and the other two $100 fines by January 29, 2016 in default of each payment, one month imprisonment each.  The sentences are to run concurrently.

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