December 15, 2023

Jeffery Contreras and Eric Miranda given 30 years to life for the murder of Sean Menzies

So lamented Justice Ricardo O'Neil Sandcroft in the High Court today as he sentenced Eric Miranda and Jeffery Contreras, who were found guilty of the murder [...]
December 15, 2023

Police step up security around convicted murderer David Gonzalez

Nine days after Jessie Mejia and Hildebrandt Codd were left unguarded inside a room at the High Court and managed to escape, allegedly by jumping through [...]
December 12, 2023

Jamaican national deemed prohibited immigrant released on bail pending hearing

Carlos Higgins has been in Belize since November 24, but has seen far less of it than he would like. He was detained at the Philip [...]
December 12, 2023

Police Commissioner condemns “gross negligence” by officers in prisoner escapes

Of those five persons, two remain on the run: William Carabantes of San Martin, Belmopan, wanted for rape, and Hildebrandt Codd of Belize City, convicted of [...]
December 9, 2023

June Belisle given suspended sentence and ordered to pay $5,000 compensation for theft from Government of Belize

High Court Justice Nigel Pilgrim concluded sentencing Belisle in the presence of her attorney Ronell Gonzalez, which began on Thursday.
December 9, 2023

Collin Francis, accused of murder of Nestor Vasquez Jr, faces competency hearing – doctor says he has schizophrenia

But before any trial can begin, the court must determine whether Francis is sane, and if he is, whether he is currently fit to stand trial.
December 9, 2023

Mexico wants Orange Walk’s Nimrod Tillett for ‘femicide’ murder – remanded pending January extradition hearing

In the New Year, he will learn whether he is to be extradited to Quintana Roo, Mexico, to be tried for the 2019 murder of a [...]
December 5, 2023

Murder suspects Jessie Mejia and Hildebrant Codd escape High Court before facing verdicts; Mejia has since been recaptured

The men managed to escape by prying their way through a juror room at the High Court shortly before 10 this morning. Police are now hot [...]