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Trial of Accused Murderer Ervin Reneau Continues in Supreme Court

The murder trial of Ervin Reneau, accused of the November, 2010 murder of two Belize City men, Security Guard Edgar Ayala and David Longsworth is nearing an end. Both were [...]

Former Pension Clerk Monica Escarpeta Freed of Embezzlement Charges

A theft that occurred at the Treasury Department in a two year period between 2007 and 2009 landed three women before the court. The case against pension clerk, Monica Escarpeta, [...]

A Belize City Butcher is Accused of Stealing from Meat Shop

This morning, twenty-year-old Fernando Guerra, was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for a charge of burglary.  The butcher is accused of stealing four knives, a fan, a meat [...]

Osmar Sabido is Guilty of Killing Christie Carrasco

More than five years after he stabbed Christie Carrasco to death, Osmar Sabido was today sentenced to life in prison for the crime. The lengthy judgment was read into record [...]

Sabido Gets Life in Prison for the Murder of Girlfriend

In cases we’ve covered, sentencing would usually be reserved pending mitigation pleas on behalf of the convicted. But in this case sentencing was immediate, as requested by Selgado after conferring [...]

Tyrone Myers is Arraigned for Belize City Burglary

A Belize City man was linked to a burglary after CIB personnel lifted a finger print from the home of the victim whose house was burglarized. The alleged burglar, Tyrone [...]

Nicholas Swazo Charged for Murder of George Street Boss

Nicholas Swazo, the man accused of killing Gerald ‘Shiny’ Tillett last Saturday in Dangriga, has been arraigned on a number of charges related to the deadly weekend shooting.  As we [...]

Kim Brannon is Sentenced for Manslaughter of Common Law Husband

A case of domestic dispute ended today before Justice Troadio Gonzalez. After pleading guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter, Kim Royaline Brannon, who is now forty-five years, learnt her [...]

Grijalva Sentenced for Destroying Noh Mul

Three years ago, Denny Grijalva, the U.D.P. Orange Walk standard bearer, his wife Emelda and their foreman, Javier Nunez were found to be excavating limestone from the Mayan site Noh [...]

The Accused in Bou-Nehra Home Invasion Back in Court

As many as nineteen persons have been charged in connection with the home invasion of Lebanese Honorary Consul Sarkis Bou Nehra in early December 2015. In the robbery in Burrell [...]

Austin Gabourel Charged for Caye Caulker Murder

Twenty-year-old Austin Gabourel is tonight behind bars accused of murdering a Caye Caulker resident over the weekend. Late this afternoon, Gabourel was read a single charge of murder for the [...]

Felix Brothers Will Stand Trial for Murder

The Felix brothers, Maurice and Emory, will have to stand trial for the murder of Mark Gentle and attempted murder of Pamela Cumberbatch at the June session of the Supreme [...]

Denny Grijalva Guilty of Razing Ancient Mayan Site

After three years of constant adjournments and delays, U.D.P. Orange Walk Central political caretaker Denny Grijalva was found guilty, along with his wife Emelda Grijalva and Project manager Javier Nunez. [...]

Punishment May Not Fit the Crime

The next step will be mitigation pleas followed by sentencing. But here’s the thing. Under the NICH Act, Grijalva could face fines of up to ten thousand dollars. Banner says [...]

Santorino Sotz Says Police Are Corrupt

Police Constables Hallet King and Leonard Nunez were the two officers charged for the vicious killing of eighteen year old Baptist High School student Hilberto Sotz inside the police station [...]

Former Post Office Employee Convicted for Theft

A former employee at the Post Office in Belize is spending his first night behind bars.  Thirty-two-year old Sergio Alonso Patt, of San Jose Village, Orange Walk Town was arraigned [...]

Unicorn International Securities Victorious vs. G.O.B….

In January 2016, the Supreme Court ordered GOB to pay nine million dollars in compensation to principals of Titan International Securities for an unlawful raid and seizure. In September 2014, [...]

….Damages to Be Assessed in the Millions

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that the violations did take place, the issue of quantum of damages will be dealt with. Young says that his client will certainly [...]

Sotz Family Furious As Charge against Policemen Is Downgraded

On Friday, charges against two police constables were downgraded from murder to manslaughter. PCs Hallet King and Leonard Nunez were accused of killing eighteen year old Hilberto Sotz, while he [...]

Sotz Family Send Out a Plea for Justice

Sotz killing prompted riots on Caye Caulker and the family believes that the wheels of justice are not turning. The two cops were also granted bail of two thousand dollars [...]

Officer’s Murder Charge Downgraded to Manslaughter

Back in June 2015, police charged two officers on duty at the Caye Caulker police station with the murder of eighteen-year-old Hilberto Sotz who was killed while in police custody.  [...]

Percival Pilgrim to Stand Trial in ‘Ghost’ Usher’s Murder

A year ago, gunmen executed forty-year old Edward “Ghost” Usher, a resident of Mayflower Street while he was on the steps of his house in the Ghost Town area in [...]

Dangriga Police Make Progress in Disturbing Case Involving Disabled Minor

Tonight we can report that there is some progress in the investigation of an allegation of a disturbing crime in Dangriga. Police have been encountering difficulties in getting a formal [...]

Huong Chong Park Returns to Court for Her Passport

On February fifth, 2016 Korean Huong Chong Park received Supreme Court bail after more than a week in jail. Park was charged for the little known crime of Abetment of [...]

Taxi Driver Javier Saragossa Convicted for Reckless Driving

Forty-four-year old Javier Saragossa, a Belize City taxi man, picked up a conviction for reckless driving but he must go to trial for the offense of failure to provide a [...]