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Jun 6, 2011

Diamonds Entertainment Bar manager drops attempted murder charges

A Belize City businessman decided today that he did not want to proceed to trial against two accused men for attempting to rob his business and trying to kill him. After two years of waiting for the case to come up, Feliciano Coy, manager of Diamonds Entertainment Bar, told the court this morning that he did not want to testify and he offered no explanation. With that, twenty-one year old Al Young Jones and twenty-eight year old Paul White were freed of Attempted Murder and Attempted Robbery charges. Coy had reported that on October twenty-third, 2009 at around two p.m., two men entered the bar and one of them placed a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. But the gun snapped and when the man attempted to shoot again, Coy grabbed the weapon and struggled with the men. The assailants eventually ran away, but they were caught on surveillance camera, which was handed over to police. While Jones is now a free man, White was taken back into custody since he is serving time on another charge.

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6 Responses for “Diamonds Entertainment Bar manager drops attempted murder charges”

  1. Rod says:

    Hang them

  2. Elgin Martinez says:

    This is a very bad trend by our Belizean Citizens refusing to testify in court in fear of their lives.The GOB needs to come up with a solution to deal with this crime situation and the intimidation of witnesses.

  3. Earl Grey says:

    Send the to…….THE SUSTAINABLE REHABILITATION CENTER……..aka ……PRISON FARM.

    THERE THEY can EARN THEIR KEEP and CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY at NO COST TO TAX-PAYERS.

  4. BZNinCALI says:

    He is not needed as a witness, he is a afraid & for good reason. You have the surveillance footage, it did not blink, it did not stutter, why was it not used to convict them.

  5. islandboy70 says:

    It’s on Video. Why can’t they charge him since their is hard core evidence? This is rediculous!!!

  6. Bush says:

    The question is whether the office of the DPP, the people who actually prosecute, wasin possession of the surveillance footage. Second the fact that a surveillance footage is available does not ipso facto make it admissible in evidence against the accused persons. Please BZNinCALI and islandboy70, inform urselves on the law of evidence before u make certain statements.

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