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Jun 23, 2020

Charge Reduced to Manslaughter for Shane Jones

Shane Jones

A man, who was facing a charge of murder, saw that charge reduced to manslaughter when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Viewers will recall the report we aired last November when handyman, forty-nine-year-old Edwin Usher was brutally beaten during an altercation with another man at the corner of Johnson and Vernon Streets in Belize City.  The beating was so severe that Usher never recovered from a coma and he died one week later. Police later charged fisherman, Shane Jones with murder, but the court withdrew that charge and replaced it with a charge of manslaughter.  With that reduced charge, Jones was able to go home; at least until his trial date comes up on July tenth because he was granted bail.

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