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Aug 15, 2019

2 Teens Remanded for Beating Up Elderly Belize City Man

Prince Alex Copious

A pair of teenagers is on remand at the Belize Central Prison tonight after allegedly beating up a sixty-three-year-old resident of Belize City.  On Tuesday, Liz Flowers was reportedly attacked by eighteen-year-old Tyrique Smith and nineteen-year-old Prince Copious as he was walking along Lacroix Boulevard.  Earlier today, the duo appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Stephanie Gillett where they were each read a single charge of wounding.  In court, prosecutor Christopher Smith objected to bail on the grounds that the act for which Smith and Copious were charged with was cold and calculated and that a message needs to be sent to the public that persons cannot simply take the law into their own hands and attack elderly persons.

Tyrique Smith

The evidence against the two men was overwhelming and while Flowers did not identify his accusers, other witnesses came forward and assisted the police with their investigation by identifying the so-called culprits.  According to Smith, the incident was triggered by the theft of monies from him, reportedly by Flowers.  Smith and Copious have been remanded to the Hattieville prison until August twenty-first when bail will be considered on their behalf.

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