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Jul 28, 2015

Supreme Court Orders Retrial for Alfredo Marin

Alfredo Marin

A Benque Viejo resident appealed his conviction for drug trafficking back in June of this year. Alfredo Marin was fined ten thousand dollars and sentenced to three years in prison. Today, Judge Adolph Lucas ruled that Marin did not get a fair trial and ordered a retrial squashing his conviction. At the Supreme Court this morning, Judge Lucas ruled that in his view, the evidence before the court is that the magistrate did not inform Marin that he should have crossed-examined the co-accused, Jaime Tun, since there was damning evidence against him. Tun had pleaded guilty on May twenty-eighth, 2014 while Marin was found guilty of the offense and was fined and confined by the then Magistrate, Nardia Morgan in the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court.  After winning his appeal, Marin’s bail was revoked and a new bail of ten thousand dollars was granted to him by Judge Lucas which he met by noon today. Marin was represented by attorney, Leo Bradley and will return to San Ignacio Magistrate Court to hear when his retrial will be ordered.

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