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Feb 2, 2018

John Brackett Jailed for Revenge Attack on Security Guard

John Brackett

Forty-nine-year-old construction worker John Brackett of Prince Street, Belize City, is behind bars tonight. Brackett is accused of the attempted murder by stabbing of thirty-four-year-old security guard Kenrick Valencio, of the Princess Ramada Hotel and Casino. The attack took place on Thursday in front of the Novelos’ Bus Terminal on West Collet Canal. Valencio told police that while on duty on Wednesday night around ten-forty in the evening, he refused Brackett entrance to the casino due to his behavior. He was waiting for the bus around five the following morning at the terminal when the same man whom he recognized approached and stabbed him once to the abdomen. Today Brackett attempted to convince Magistrate Michelle Trapp that he should go free on bail because of his diabetic condition and position as breadwinner for his family. But the court prosecutor objected, citing the strength of the case and that Brackett’s reasons do not qualify as special reasons under the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act, in which attempted murder is one of the offenses for which the court cannot give bail in the first instance unless persuaded in writing. Brackett was remanded until his next court appearance.

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