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Nov 2, 2016

Justin Hyde to Stand Trial for Attempted Murder

Justin Hyde

Twenty-one-year-old Justin Hyde, the man accused of shooting up his neighbour’s house in Belize City, will have to stand trial at the Supreme Court for two counts of attempted murder. In the shooting, two persons were injured including a minor. Late on Tuesday, Hyde was told that a prima facie had been established and he will proceed to trial.  The prosecution is relying on a number of witnesses statements including those of Wendy Lambey and Aaron Munnings; both were shot during the incident in April of 2015 on Curl Thompson Street.  As recent as August of this year, Hyde walked from six indictable offenses including two counts of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm.  The case was struck out by Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith after Hyde’s attorney argued they had not yet been given disclosure.  But on September sixteenth, 2016, Hyde was rearrested and recharged with the same offenses.  The brazen shooting incident occurred on Hyde’s street.  Reports are that Lambey was at her house with family members when she heard the sound of gunshots coming from the direction of her verandah. A gunman was chasing her son and his friend, Munnings. They sought refuge inside her house and when the gunman unleashed a barrage of bullets; she was hit on her legs and Munnings were also injured.

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