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Jan 12, 2018

Youth Charged in Ladyville Stabbing

Delroy Staine Jr.

Nineteen-year-old Ladyville resident Delroy Staine Junior is accused of stabbing twenty-three-year-old Javan Young of Ladyville on January second. Today, he appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford, charged with attempted murder, grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm. Around seven-twenty-five in the evening, Young was walking from a shop in the village through a picado road when he was accosted by Staine. The young men argued and then brawled with each other until Staine produced a pointed screwdriver and stabbed Young to the chest and abdomen. Young was rushed to the Belize Defence Force’s medical center at Price Barracks, Ladyville for treatment, and identified Staine as his attacker to police. Staine was detained on January ninth. Before Magistrate Ford he was told that he would not be offered bail due to the nature of the charges and was remanded until April twelfth, 2018. Young remains in stable condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

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