Verde given green light by mistake for court appearance
GST Supervisor, Reynaldo Verde, remains behind bars tonight waiting for a bail application to be heard by the Supreme Court. On Easter Sunday, Verde was detained by police for shooting a man with his licensed firearm. He was arraigned in the San Pedro Magistrate Court last Wednesday and remanded to the Belize Central Prison since bail could not be offered until May tenth. But today, a removal order signed by the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court, who had initially remanded him, was mistakenly sent to the prison for Verde’s appearance in court. Michael Peyrefitte, his attorney, spoke with News Five outside the court room and said that Verde was never due back in court today and he believes it was just an honest error by the court to send a removal order for him. Peyrefitte said that he is waiting for a bail hearing by the Supreme Court. Verde was charged with one count of dangerous harm upon Allen Ajay Martinez who was shot in the left hip. Both were at the Holiday Hotel on Barrier Reef Driver on March thirty-first when an altercation ended in the shooting.