Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019. 7:39 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: Twenty-year-old Ian Williams will spend the next eighteen months as a guest of the Belize Central Prison after pleading guilty to keeping an unlicensed 9mm pistol loaded with thirteen live rounds of ammunition.
Almost a year ago on March thirteenth, Williams, of Amara Avenue, was seen by officers on mobile patrol on Armadillo Street among a group of four persons sitting on a fence. As the police mobile approached the group, the young men began to run. Police chased them down and searched them, finding the weapon inside Williams’ front pants pocket.
Williams, represented by Oscar Selgado, initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea today before Magistrate Khadeen Palmer as the case was set for trial.
Selgado tried to argue for a fine as Williams is a first-time offender, but the Magistrate elected to shave off two-thirds of the standard five year sentence, resulting in an eighteen-month term.
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