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Nov 5, 2019

Suspended Sentence for Jordan Pitts, Guilty of Robbery

Jordan Pitts

In the Supreme Court, Jordan Pitts was fortunate to be spared jail time when he pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery. Pitts appeared in the courtroom of Justice Colin Williams, who considered various factors in making his judgement including that Pitts was a minor at the time of the offence, he has no previous conviction, and he saved the court time by pleading guilty.  Pitts was sentenced to a four-year suspended sentence, which means that only if he is convicted of a crime within three years, he will have to serve four years behind bars.  The incident for which he was taken to court occurred on June twenty-third, 2012 on Barrack Road, Belize City.  At the time, Pitts was only sixteen years old.  The minor was along with two persons when he held up and robbed Luduvino Mai and Santos Fernandez at gunpoint.  The trio fled the area on their bicycles, but police were able to nab them in the area of Pickstock Street.  Soon after, Mai and Fernandez arrived at the scene and Mai was able to identify Pitts as the one who stole a cellular phone.  A firearm was also recovered at a nearby yard at which they had disposed of it. In trial, Pitts was represented by Oscar Selgado, while Crown Counsel Riis Cattouse prosecuted the case.

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