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Oct 7, 2014

10 Years for Illegal Gun & Ammunition

Allan Moody

Belize City resident, Allan Moody, is tonight serving his first night of a ten year jail term imposed upon him this morning in the courtroom of the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith. Moody was found guilty of the charges of Kept Firearm and Ammunition Without a Gun License and sentenced to two, five-year jail terms which are to run concurrently so he will only serve five years in prison.  In trial, police officers testified that they found Moody in possession of a nine millimeter pistol loaded with eight live rounds of ammo while he was at the Jane Usher Boulevard basketball court.  The firearm was found in his pocket by arresting officer, Anibal Castellanos, who was along with PC Alfonso Cano on a mobile patrol.  In his defense, Moody told the court that he was in the company of four friends when he saw police take an item from under the bleachers of the basketball court. He also denied that the police found the firearm in his possession and he called one witness to the stand. That witness told the court that he was fifty feet away when he saw the police find an object under the bleachers.  But before the prosecution closed its case, Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith made a visit to the locus after which she concluded that it was impossible for the witness to see the police from where he stood. With that, she found Moody guilty of the offenses.

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