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Feb 1, 2023

Elmer Nah Appears in Court Unrepresented; Charged for Kept Unlicensed Ammunition

Elmer Nah

Under heavy police guard earlier today, Elmer Nah, the man accused of the heinous triple murder in Belmopan on New’s Year’s Eve, appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate Baja Shoman in Belize City.  Along with his common-law wife Epiphania Caliz and his brother-in-law Police Constable Manuel Caliz, Nah is on trial for two counts of kept ammunition for a quantity of rounds found inside a vehicle they were traveling in on the night of November sixth, 2021.  It is the same night that a drug plane landed on the Southern Highway near Bladen, in the Toledo District. This morning, just before eleven o’clock, the trio appeared in Court Number One. The initial charges were for five counts, but before the trial commenced lead prosecutor Alifah Elrington made an application to withdraw three of the five counts. The charges that remained were for kept ammunition without being granted a gun license. Attorney Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley is representing Nah’s common-law wife, while attorney Leeroy Banner appeared on behalf of Manuel Caliz.


Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley

Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, Attorney-at-law

“Senior Magistrate in the Magistrate’s Court, Baja Shoman, is the trial magistrate in the matter where three persons have been charged for having kept ammunition and previously there was an additional charge of having kept firearm as well.  The four witnesses testified today that they were present, the first and one of the other witnesses, both officer Chun and officer Mark Tzul stopped a vehicle, two vehicles on the highway sometime after five o’clock on the sixth of November, 2021.  It took a long time to get disclosure, it took a long time for all the preliminaries, but the senior magistrate insisted that this case has to take place because it is going too long.  And so, my colleague Leeroy Banner is defending Manuel Caliz and myself, I am defending Epiphania from the very beginning because I had said so publicly, previously that she’s a public officer and she had been suspended from her employment from ever since she was wrongly charged because she and her very young baby were in a vehicle driven by her common-law husband, Mr. Elmer Nah, who is basically representing himself, as I understand it and that this matter has even gone to an internal police tribunal and the evidence, written evidence has established that the police officer who is in fact responsible for the ammunition, who belonged to the team of these officers, has said to the tribunal that yes, “they are mine.”  So how can you charge somebody else for something which was issued to another police officer when they are in fact, as you heard in the trial, that they were driving a vehicle that was used in the Commander of Operations Special Team.  So you are given a vehicle from the police department and ammunition are in there for one of your fellow teammates.  How can you end up facing criminal charges?’

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