Someone called him crazy, so he attacked a businesswoman
In the Belize City Courts, on Tuesday, forty-seven year old Kirk Nicholas began serving a two-year sentence for aggravated assault, following a psychiatric evaluation during which he was determined fit to stand trial. On May eighth, 2012, he was accused of attacking fifty-two year old businesswoman Jackie Roe with a knife, as she was walking towards the Swing Bridge. In her testimony, before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, Roe told the court that she was walking along Albert Street, in the direction of the bridge, when she heard a fuss behind her. When she turned around she saw Nicholas advancing towards her. To shield herself from injuries, Roe held out her handbag as Nicholas wielded the instrument dangerously. She encountered him the following day at the corners of Orange Street and East Canal whilst driving. According to Roe, he approached her once again in an aggressive manner and, fearful for her life she visited the Queen Street Police Station. Nicholas was subsequently arrested and charged for aggravated assault. In court, Nicholas testified that his behavior was in response to Roe’s son calling him crazy. Nicholas was found guilty of the offense.