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Jan 22, 2014

Justice for Jesus Bol; Tito Martinez found guilty for his attempted murder

A conviction has been secured for the attempted murder of Jesus Bol. The decision was handed down in the Supreme Court of Justice Denis Hanomansingh in the Southern Session of the Supreme Court on Monday of this week.  Judge Hanomansingh said that after looking carefully at the facts of the case revealed during trial between December tenth and twelfth, 2013, he found the accused, Tito Martinez, guilty. The victim testified that on January seventeenth, 2011, while at Espat’s Farm about three miles from Punta Gorda, Martinez attacked him in the presence of Darlene Bol. Martinez was armed with a firearm and machete when the incident occurred. Bol was chopped to the left hand, left elbow and sustained cuts to his head. In his defence, Martinez told the court that it wasn’t him as he was in a bar with some friends at the time of the incident. Martinez was granted time to prepare himself for mitigation plea, which is scheduled for February third, 2014, when Hanomansingh will hear from character witnesses before sentencing.

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