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Jun 26, 2020

Jeremias Guerra Out on Bail

Jair Jeremias Guerra

A man who is awaiting trial for the murder of his common-law wife was today granted bail when he appeared before Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams. Construction worker, forty year-old Jair Jeremias Guerra of Salvapan, Belmopan was offered bail of twenty-five thousand dollar. He is to report to the Belmopan Police twice weekly, must have no contact with witnesses and must also not leave the jurisdiction without Supreme Court approval. Guerra is accused of beating forty-five-year-old Maria Candelaria Reymundo to death in March, 2016. Under normal circumstances, a person charged with murder is not granted bail until after a few years on remand, but in this case, the preliminary inquiry has long been completed at the Magistrate’s Court level, but the documents have not been passed on to the Supreme Court for the trial to begin.  Because of that delay, the Supreme Court considered Guerra for bail.  Crown Counsel, Riis Cattouse informed News Five today that the D.P.P.’s office can only indict someone to stand trial upon receipt of the case file.

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