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Apr 13, 2016

Progress in Slain Journalist’s Murder Case

Kareem Clarke

A preliminary inquiry in the case of slain newspaper journalist Kareem Clarke was held in the magistrate’s court on Monday.  Clarke was allegedly shot and killed by a minor on July sixth, as he was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Lakeview and Vernon Streets in Belize City.  The minor, it is reported, is a known associate of one of the Belize City gangs and his involvement with the group is a matter of police record.  This afternoon, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams gave a brief update on the progress of the case.

 

ACP Chester Williams, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“In relation to the Kareem Clarke murder case, that matter, the preliminary inquiry was held yesterday in the magistrate’s court and the matter has now been committed for trial in the Supreme Court so the next sitting of the Supreme Court the matter will be brought up for hearing at the Supreme Court.”

 

A date has not been set for the matter to be heard in the coming session of the Supreme Court.

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