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Aug 3, 2011

DPP’s Office wants 9 counts of Attempted Murder charge on Menjivar

The preliminary inquiry in the case against La Cabana Bar owner, Mike Menjivar, concluded today. The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is only pursuing charges against, Menjivar, after his wife and housekeeper were freed last Thursday. This afternoon, Prosecutor Lucio Shal argued that there is sufficient evidence against Menjivar in the statements provided by the policemen who were involved in the crossfire at his property on May twentieth. The DPP’s office is seeking to have Menjivar committed to stand trial on nine counts of attempted murder and has made submissions to support the three elements of that charge; intention to kill, probable cause and whether or not the action was lawful. The ruling was deferred until August seventeenth in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court.  Back in May, Menjivar was involved a shootout with officers of the Gang Suppression Unit during a surprise raid at his house. Nothing incriminating was found.

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5 Responses for “DPP’s Office wants 9 counts of Attempted Murder charge on Menjivar”

  1. Rod says:

    I say sue them sue the gov. Sue barrow sue all of them for putting your life and the lives of your family in danger all they had to do was to walk up to your house and ask to be let in but they want to to try and show they are doing something this useless gov. And pm due to them the murder rate has now hit and all time high we have the highest murder rate in central America next to Mexico I say every family who has had a family member murdered should get together and sue this useless gov. Guan barrow guannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn worse pm and gov. In the history of Belize.

  2. Earl Grey says:

    If there was PROPER POLICE PROCEDURE IN PLACE …………THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED.

    WE USE THIS AS A LESSON TO IMPLEMENT PROPER POLICE PROCEDURE!!!!!

    FOR STARTERS…….THE POLICE DID NOT IDENTIFY THEMSELVES at 4:a.m………….DID THEY?????

    SEEMS LIKE THERE WAS A SERIOUS HOLLYWOOD INFLUENCE………….

  3. Elgin Martinez says:

    This is all political.How many murderers are walking around Belize free as a Bee?How can this man be charged with attempted murder when the cops when to his home and fired shots like they were in Libya?The man has a right to defend his family.

  4. Elgin Martinez says:

    This is all political.How many murderers are walking around Belize free as a Bee?How can this man be charged with attempted murder when the cops when to his home and fired shots like they were in Libya?The man has a right to defend his family.

  5. someone says:

    Very sensible comments, Rod, Earl and Elgin.

    This too shall pass as the Bible says….Mike and his family need to be strong…and pray to God for Supreme Justice.

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