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Mar 9, 2011

Murder conviction to manslaughter translates from life in prison to 15 years

Shane Juarez

He was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the April twenty-fifth, 2008 murder of Mark Young who fell in a pit and was then hit with a cement pillar. The incident occurred in Hope Creek Village in the Stann Creek District. Today, the judges of the court of appeal headed by Justice Manuel Sosa reversed the murder conviction to manslaughter. Shane Juarez will now serve fifteen years in prison beginning in March 2010 when he was first tried. The overturn of his murder conviction came after his attorney Antoinette Moore argued that the trial judge erred in law when he failed to give the jury a legal direction on excessive self-defense.  She further argued that the judge did not instruct the jury on the factor of manslaughter as an alternative and in so doing, he robbed the accused of the possibility of being found guilty of that charge. The evidence brought before the court was that on April twenty-fifth, 2008, Young and a male friend left a bar in Hope Creek on separate bicycles and headed to the home of Juarez where a scuffle erupted and ended when Young fell into a nearby pit and was hit with a cement pillar.

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4 Responses for “Murder conviction to manslaughter translates from life in prison to 15 years”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    How much time will he rally serve?

  2. Earl Grey says:

    Send him to THE PRISON FARM……there HE CAN EARN HIS KEEP and PROVIDE FOR THE REST OF SOCIETY at no cost to tax-payers.

    BUILD THE PRISON FARM IN TOLEDO……..Kolbe is too close to Belize City.

  3. JUAHSEF JUDAH says:

    LET IT GO FOR HEAVENS SAKE!! ITS CALLED JUSTICE SERVED, WHAT U WANNA DO CRUCIFY HIM LIKE YALL HAD DID JAHSUS CHRISTUS, U BREWED OF VIPERS… YALL SHOULD READ ISAIAH 61:1

  4. Disgusted! says:

    Well said JUAHSEF JUDAH!!! and I guess if mankind could literally get their hands on Jesus again, He would be blamed and crucified for everything from the commom cold to to utility bills!!!!!! The guy has been found guilty and is serving his sentence. The politicians in Belize have been found guilty of CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY and they go to the exotic caribbean on vacation every other weekend!!! LET IT GO INDEED YOU BROOD OF VIPERS,!!!

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