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Aug 27, 2018

Accused Murderer Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offences

Nicoli Rhys

In the magistrate’s court, the notorious twenty-seven-year-old Nicoli Rhys was sentenced to three years in prison today by Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser. He was found guilty of kept firearm and ammunition without a gun license. Back in May 2015, while on Dean Street, Belize City, Rhys caught the attention of a group of police officers who were on mobile patrol. Upon seeing police approaching his direction, Rhys reportedly decided to run, tripping over a rock. A nine-millimeter pistol loaded with nine rounds of ammunition fell from his pants. Rhys denied all charges, accusing the officers of fabricating the story. The Chief Magistrate did not believe Rhys’ narrative and found him guilty. Rhys has also been charged for the murder of thirty-one-year-old taxi driver Luis Moh. Moh’s body was found Homeland Memorial Park on mile eight on the George Price Highway. He had been fatally shot. Rhys had previously beaten a murder charge. He was charged and later of the 2010 murder of Andre Trapp. Trapp was shot and killed as he exited the Magistrate Court in downtown Belize City.


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