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Oct 30, 2012

Prosecutor not ready and that spells acquittal

Michael Heusner

Also in court, charges of Robbery and Wounding against twenty-seven year old Michael Heusner were dropped when the Prosecutor was not prepared for trial. Magistrate Adolph Lucas set Heusner free after his attorney, Anthony Sylvestre, argued that he was ready to proceed, even though he only received disclosure this morning. Sylvestre also noted that the trial date was set by the prosecutor himself, who failed to have his witnesses ready today.  Instead, the prosecutor sought another adjournment, but Magistrate Lucas did not allow it. The Magistrate was of the view that adjournments should be for the convenience of the accused and not for counsels or prosecutors.  He dismissed the case and told Heusner he is free to go. The charges arose from an incident on July sixteenth, in which Ervin Hamilton was robbed of his bicycle and injured in the process. Heusner had pleaded not guilty to the charges of robbery and wounding and maintained his innocence throughout the proceedings.

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5 Responses for “Prosecutor not ready and that spells acquittal”

  1. Rod says:

    More incompetence from this useless gov. Damm the level of incompetence is so deep that their is no part of this gov. That is not useless this lawyer should be disbarred for stupidity .

  2. AEM says:

    Haha. I love reading Belize news. Wasn’t the prosecutors fault, the witness didn’t wanna testify. I wouldn’t either… There’s no witness protection measures in place.

  3. chaveli says:

    I believe the sysrtrenm needs to get rid of the Licad family corruption again

    Prosecuition should appeal

  4. Southern says:

    what a crappy justice system.

  5. Chiquibul says:

    Money exchanged many hands again.

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