Posted: March 10, 2016. 6:20 p.m. CST.
Julio Cesar Garcia remains behind bars after he lost his appeal this week.
The pastor was convicted of two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse of a 14 year old girl and was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 12 years in prison.
The 14 year old testified that on two separate occasions, being October 28, 2012 and November 1, 2012, Pastor Garcia had sexual intercourse with her.
Garcia, represented by attorney, Oswald Twist argued that the trial judge erred in law when he fail to give the Turbold direction; that the judge prejudiced the appellant’s case, that the trial judge erred in law when he failed to give the jury proper direction regarding the standard of proof, and lastly, that the judge erred in law when in summation of the trial, did not give the jury any direction as to the name of the appellant. None succeeded.
© 2016, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.