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Feb 8, 2013

18 months in the slammer for stolen lumber

 

Leandro Roches

Unlike Matura, forty-three year old Leandro Roches will be serving an eighteen month jail term effective today following his conviction for the offense of burglary.   Roches, who was on remand at the Belize Central Prison, was accused of burglarizing and stealing, on the night of October thirty-first,  2012, three pieces of lumber from the storeroom of Sebastian Miranda located at the corner of Jones Avenue and McKay.  The prosecutor, Sergeant Egbert Castillo, called two witnesses to the stand, including Miranda.   Miranda testified that when he caught Roches with the lumber, he confiscated it and then called the police because he never gave Roches permission to enter his store room.  Before he was sentenced, Roches in mitigation told the Chief Magistrate that he will accept whatever penalty is imposed because he knows he did wrong. Even though the penalty for burglary is stiffer, the eighteen-month sentence was imposed on him because he is a first time offender.

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3 Responses for “18 months in the slammer for stolen lumber”

  1. Kinkriol says:

    There’s better things to say; but I’ll say, “you da man”……….

  2. Bear says:

    He should have stolen rosewood, then he would never have been charged! Just ask Gapi how to get away with it.

  3. Genotu Rembiuos says:

    WHAT ABOUT THE ROSE WOOD THAT WAS BURNED…BURNED !!!
    WHAT THEY DID TO THE MINISTER THAT BURNED IT?
    THERE WAS MORE LOSS BY BURNING THE ROSE WOOD THAN TO BARROW A FEW PIECES, HE NEEDS IT, HEY GIVE IT TO HIM, HE IS A BROTHER !!!
    JAIL?
    OK GO GAIL THE MINISTER ALSO !!!

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