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Jun 14, 2019

Bert Vasquez Has His Day in Court of Appeal

Bert Vasquez

In the Court of Appeal this morning, incarcerated sex offender Bert Vasquez represented himself before the bench in an attempt to appeal a conviction that was handed down in November 2018 for attempted rape.  Vasquez, who is serving a ten-year sentence for forcible abduction, sexual assault and harm against a sixteen-year-old minor, took the stand in his defense because he claims that there is no attorney who is willing to represent him in the matter.  Vasquez eloquently presented his case before the court in which he was seeking the admission of new evidence.  Notwithstanding the effective language used in putting forward his argument, the court did not find the facts compelling enough to proceed with the matter and subsequently turned down Vasquez’s application for new evidence to be admitted as part of the case.  He is still awaiting trial for the 2012 murder of Jasmine Lowe in Cayo.


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