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Aug 23, 2019

The brother of Oliver Peters is charged with his attempted murder

A fight between a pair of siblings over property ended violently and tonight, thirty-eight year old Mark Anthony Ferguson is on remand accused of attempting to kill his brother, forty-four-year old Oliver Peters. Ferguson was arraigned on Thursday evening for the attempted murder of Peters. The incident took place on August seventeenth in Belize City. Ferguson appeared before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford and was read three criminal and indictable offenses including attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm.   No plea was taken and he was denied bail and remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison. A few months ago the now victim, Peters, walked from the murder of his uncle, Thomas Ferguson. His murder trial was by judge without jury in which Justice Colin Williams found him not guilty and he was free to go. The relatives have been beefing over land issues; that led to the stabbing of Ferguson days after another family dispute escalated between Peters and his uncle. Peters is still hospitalized and is listed in a stable but critical condition.


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