Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2022. 1:39 pm CST.
By Breaking Belize News: This week, a Hattieville man managed to leave the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on a peace bond instead of being criminally charged, after his victim showed up to drop the charges.
Twenty-year-old Mark Banner appeared unrepresented in Court on Tuesday, charged with two counts of common assault and one count of threat of death; however, the victim, who is his ex-girlfriend, apologized to the court for wanting to have the charges withdrawn, saying she just wants to be left alone.
The victim explained that Banner has been violent with her in the past which is why she ended their relationship, which prompted the offenses he was charged with.
Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser was not eager to drop the charges, but did so; however, Banner had to apologize to his girlfriend in open court and sign a peace bond, which stipulates that if he is criminally charged again within the next year he faces a $1,000 fine or six months in jail.
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