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Mar 22, 2013

Charged for firearm, but accused says cops lied


Nelson Martinez

Also in the courts, twenty-four year old Nelson Martinez of Belize City appeared before Magistrate Hettie-Mae Stewart to answer charges of Kept Firearm and Ammunition without a Gun License. He was unrepresented and while he did not address the charge before him, he told the court that the GSU had fabricated the events. But Magistrate Stewart did not believe Martinez and told him that the prosecution had proven its case. Two officers testified that they saw Martinez remove the gun from his pants and threw it over the fence. Martinez was found guilty and given a five-year sentence for each offense but Magistrate Stewart ordered that his term run concurrently since it was his first offense.  The incident happened on the twenty-sixth of May 2012 on George Street and when GSU officer, Delvin Casimiro, took Martinez back to the area where he was seen throwing the object, he found a nine millimeter pistol loaded with thirteen live rounds inside its chambers.

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1 Response for “Charged for firearm, but accused says cops lied”

  1. Bear says:

    Dead men tell no tales. Police should not have arrested him alive. Last year Nelson was charged with unlicensed weapon — why is he still even on the streets to threaten the public more?

    Before that he had attempted murder, murder, and more firearms.

    He is an example of the “revolving door” of our totally failed justice system. I think for people like him there should be extraordinary measures — call it extrajudicial killing, if you will, but he is an animal, and there should be open season on him and the others like him.

    Release him on bail, and put a target on his back and a bounty on his head. He is one of those problems that needs to be solved once and for all.

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