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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018. 12:19 pm CST.

By BBN Staff:Benque Viejo resident Jorge Vidal appeared in court yesterday and was granted Supreme Court bail for murder.

Vidal is accused of murdering Hortencio Contreras on December 31, 2005.

In 2013, Vidal had been acquitted of the murder charge at the Bemopan Supreme Court. Then in 2015, the Court of Appeal restored the murder indictment after the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions appealed that acquittal.

Vidal’s attorney, Oscar Selgado, told the court yesterday that no new indictment has been brought against Vidal and neither has a date been set for his re-trial. Therefore, it would be unfair for him to remain in custody.

Bail was granted in the amount of $25,000.

 

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