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May 15, 2020

Charged for Murder, Gian Guerra Gets Supreme Court Bail

Gian Guerra

The Supreme Court has resumed its work after a few weeks of closure because of the COVID-19 lockdown and today, several bail applications were heard. Gian Lee Guerra, charged for the October 2015 murder of Belize Defence Force soldier Rafael Abel Rivas in Orange Walk, was today granted bail in the sum of forty thousand dollars.  Attorney Oscar Selgado successfully argued that Guerra has been on remand for almost five years since he was charged and Crown Counsel Sheneiza Smith made no objections to the granting of bail. Justice Herbert Lord granted Guerra bail, but he must report to the Police Station three times for the week until the case is complete. Rivas was stabbed multiple times during a bar fight in Orange Walk Town and subsequently died.  Guerra had appeared before Justice Antoinette Moore prior to the closure of the Supreme Court to apply for bail, but he could not be considered because he did not have a defense attorney at that time to apply on his behalf.

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