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Nov 1, 2017

City Youth Nabbed for Attack on “Chainsaw” James Swazo

Joshua Gillett

A Belize City youth has been arraigned for the attempted murder of well-known taxi-man, James Swazo, who was shot on October twenty-ninth, 2017 at his home in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. After three days of an intensive search, police arrested and charged twenty-year-old Joshua Gillett of Belize City.  When he appeared in court, Gillett wasted no time and indicated that he will serve his three months on remand and wait for the lower court to offer him bail.  But Magistrate Aretha Ford, who dealt with the arraignment, informed him that she will not take a plea for the three offenses he is charged with since a preliminary inquiry is yet to be conducted and if the matter is committed to trial at the Supreme Court, that is when a plea will be taken from him. Gillett is facing charges of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm with a deadly instrument, and dangerous harm upon Swazo. Police say that the gunman called Swazo out of his house, shot him twice and rode off on a bicycle. Swazo was injured in the abdomen and right leg.

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