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Jun 1, 2020

A Bench Warrant is Issued for the Arrest of Elvin Penner

Elvin Penner

Earlier today, a bench warrant for the arrest of disgraced former minister Elvin Penner was issued by the Supreme Court after he failed to show up in court to answer to a charge of manslaughter by negligence.  In June 2017, the erstwhile U.D.P. Northeast area representative knocked down and killed Kenrick Myvette, a security guard from Unitedville who was riding a bicycle along the George Price Highway.  According to Penner, he has attended previous sessions and admitted to his absence on the last court date.  He told News Five that the issuance of a bench warrant is entirely up to the magistrate, notwithstanding the reasons given.  He is scheduled to return to court in Belmopan on Tuesday morning.  Penner initially appeared before former Magistrate Hurl Hamilton where he was arraigned for manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct and drove motor vehicle without due care and attention.


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