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December 7, 2021

Parents to stand trial at the Supreme Court for child cruelty

The couple, 54-year-old Ponciano Coc and 30-year-old Mirna Josephina Canelo, appeared in court for a preliminary inquiry yesterday and learned that they will stand trial in [...]
December 7, 2021

Man who thought he’d found a bag of money actually found a bag of bullets; gets jail time

Twenty-five-year-old Armando Esquilliano gave a sworn testimony in court on Friday saying that when police found six 12-gauge shotgun cartridges on him in September 2020, he [...]
December 7, 2021

Group initially charged for conspiracy to land a narco plane are additionally charged for importing drugs

Police say that Jesus Martinez Quintero, Jaime Maaz, Miguel Zetina, Edwin Gonzalez, Eric Young, Edilberto Medrano, and Saulus Penner were arraigned this afternoon on a charge [...]
December 7, 2021

Woman who accused boyfriend of beating, stealing from her and slashing tires, drops charges

The 29-year-old appeared in Belize City Magistrate's Court to say that she wished no further court action against her boyfriend, 33-year-old Police Constable Clinton Mariano.
December 3, 2021

Man serving prison sentence for attempted robbery pleads guilty to other charges – sentences will not add any jail time

For his guilty plea, the court shaved nine months off his two-year sentence, giving him 15 months. Earlier this week, Martinez had also pleaded guilty to [...]
December 3, 2021

Man remanded to prison following charges of theft and aggravated assault on his ex-common-law-wife

Forty-nine-year-old Michael Barrow, made two appearances in the Belize City Magistrates Court yesterday, both incidents relating to his ex. In the first incident, the woman alleges [...]
December 3, 2021
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Man allegedly responsible for hit and run traffic incident on Southern Highway facing several charges

On Thursday, police formally arrested and charged 36-year-old Independence Village resident Carl Thomas Thompson with Manslaughter by Negligence, Causing Death by Careless Conduct, Driving without due [...]
December 2, 2021

Whitefield Fisher Jr. committed to stand trial for murder of Andrew Flowers

Fisher appeared, unrepresented, before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson for his preliminary inquiry on a single charge of murder.