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Man remanded to prison for assaulting common-law wife with machete

Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2023. 5:43 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: Orlando Chiac, a man charged with domestic violence against his common-law wife, was remanded to the Belize Central Prison on Tuesday when he could not meet bail in his matter.

Chiac appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford in Court #2 where he was read a single charge of aggravated assault with a machete. He appeared unrepresented and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The alleged incident occurred on Monday, January 30, 2023.

There was no objection to bail being granted to him by the prosecutor, however, conditions were set and he was offered bail in the sum of $1,000 plus one surety of the same amount.

Conditions to his bail state that he is not to interfere with the victim or any of her family members.

Chiac was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until April 3, 2023.


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