Belize - Belize News - Channel5Belize.com - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Featured, Trials » Man charged for murder at Scotia Bank acquitted
Mar 26, 2012

Man charged for murder at Scotia Bank acquitted

Twenty-three year old Frank Edwards, the only accused culprit detained for the March 2010 robbery of Scotia Bank in Spanish Lookout which ended in the fatal shooting of security guard Steven Lopez, walked away a free man today after being acquitted of murder.  Edwards appeared before Justice Troadio Gonzalez in Belmopan this morning represented by attorney Dickie Bradley where the jury was directed to return a formal verdict of not guilty following a ruling that the statement Edwards gave to police at the time of his arrest was inadmissible.  Edwards claimed that he was beaten and tortured into giving police a caution statement.  In his ruling Justice Gonzalez noted that “based on the evidence in terms of the alleged beating of the accused—a beating which he referred to as a horrendous beating—had a gun pushed down his throat during the period he was being tortured.” Edwards was one of four men accused of entering the bank where they stole three hundred thousand dollars in cash before shooting Lopez.

Be Sociable, Share!


Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

6 Responses for “Man charged for murder at Scotia Bank acquitted”

  1. JESSEJAMES says:

    HE ESCAPE EARTHLY JUSTICE, BUT THE ALMIGHTY IS WATCHING HE HAS HIS DAY COMING. SOMEBODY WILL GET THIS SCUMBAG.

  2. superman says:

    he was in an armed robbery 2 yrs ago where a guard got killed and already is walking free?MMMM….crime pays my friends!

  3. belizeanpride says:

    his walking free out of court but walking into the hands of karma to get pay back to what he did, lets just wait and see when we’re gonna read his news “Edwards was gun down bla bla bla” very soon. and we the people will breath a breath of relief.

  4. EZ GLEnn says:

    kill a man in public before he gets to see his own unborn child and walk free
    Belize Justice!!

    SHAME ON THIS SYSTEM AM SHOOTING TO KILL AND Revenge is a must

  5. PM says:

    Dicky Bradley pliz stop defend criminals. You are putting criminals back to the streets.

  6. Blaza gal says:

    Yes he is free and right back on the island selling drugs and making more robberies torturing residents on the north side along with budy swan,, police must be. Collecting quite a good quote..-
    and to Dickie hope you soon feel wat it feels to lose a love one to criminal hands since u insist on keeping them on the street, all that dirty money they pay u won’t help ease your pain ..

Leave a Reply

CAPTCHA Image
*