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Jun 28, 2006

Mennonite charged for beating daughter

A Mennonite father is tonight charged with harm after he severely beat his sixteen year old daughter. According to police, around midday on Tuesday, forty-seven year old Jacobo Weins was at home in Little Belize Village when he picked up a battery cable and began to whip his daughter across her back, arms and legs. The girl’s mother, who witnessed the incident, promptly reported the matter to Corozal police. A medical examination classified the victim’s injuries as harm and Weins was subsequently arrested. When investigators searched the family’s home, they found a hand made gun, constructed from galvanized pipe, along with thirty-four rounds of twenty-two calibre ammunition. As a result of that discovery, Weins has been additionally charged for keeping an unlicensed firearm and ammunition for which he was ordered to pay a fine of ten thousand dollars. Weins will have to reappear in court in July to answer to the charge of harm against his daughter.

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