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Mar 15, 2016

Murder Trial of Osmar Sabido Resumes in Orange Walk Supreme Court

Today, the murder trial of Osmar Sabido, accused of stabbing his common-law-wife Christie Carrasco to death, continued in the Supreme Court in Orange Walk before Justice Herbert Lord. Sabido has been on remand since February, 2011, when he was detained outside the home the couple shared. This afternoon Sabido took the stand for the first time to give his version of events which occurred on the night of February twenty-eighth, 2011. Sabido told the Court that he and Carrasco had been arguing since evening, but it escalated that night when she allegedly told him she thought she was pregnant with another man’s child. Sabido says he slapped her and she then attacked him with a knife. He claims that as he struggled with her to take away the knife, she was first cut to the leg and thumb. According to the accused, they continued struggling and fell to the ground, and that’s when Carrasco was stabbed to the chest. Prompted by his attorney, Oscar Salgado, Sabido then told the Court that earlier as they argued, Carrasco had told him to pack up and leave, threatening that she would burn down the house with him in it if he didn’t. Today’s session ended with the cross-examination of Sabido by the prosecution, and closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday.

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2 Responses for “Murder Trial of Osmar Sabido Resumes in Orange Walk Supreme Court”

  1. Timber says:

    And he had almost five years to make up that story. I was tempted to become an attorney when I was in school but soon realized that my family and myself were too well known in Belize. You wind up starting off honest and then you start doing favours for friends and family, some of which you know aren’t the right thing to do. You wind up compromising yourself and getting dishonest and corrupt at times. I’ve seen it with many of my friends who I went to school with. I , as an attorney, couldn’t even take this case, because I know that this story is b.s.

  2. orangewalkenio says:

    Every lawyer believes that every person deserves a fair chance at justice but I agree with you; i could have never been a lawyer.

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