Belize - Belize News - - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Crime, People & Places » Brothers Claim Wrongful Detention in Caye Caulker Brawl
Aug 14, 2023

Brothers Claim Wrongful Detention in Caye Caulker Brawl

Gerson Guerra

A Caye Caulker resident who claims to have been badly beaten by a group of friends he was socializing with is tonight seeking justice for himself and his brother. Eber Guerra says he has been charged with common assault, while his sibling Gerson Guerra, has been charged with grievous harm, following a brawl on Friday night in Caye Caulker. Eber claims that he was socializing with a group of men when an argument ensued. He says the men began beating on him and when his brother, Gerson Guerra saw what was happening, Gerson came to his defense. But according to Eber, both he and his brother were detained since Friday and they both have been charged, while their attackers have been left to roam free of charges. Gerson appeared before the Belize City Magistrates Court this morning where he pled not guilty to the charge of grievous assault upon Abimael Riverol. The Senior Magistrate offered him bail in the sum of two thousand dollars with several conditions. Eber Guerra is yet to be arraigned in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court on a charge of common assault upon, Hector Riverol, the son of Abimael Riverol. Eber was in Belize City today in support of his brother. Here is what he had to say.


Eber Guerra

Eber Guerra, Assault Victim

“Eight man attack me the night of Friday dah Caye Caulker. Meanwhile this mih the happen somebody gawn hail my bredda. My bredda see so much man the beat me up. The man dah my blood and just jump to conclusion and hurt somebody. One of the persons weh mih attack me. They end up to attack the man and that is why he try to defend himself. You see how I deh, I get charge fih common assault, none of them bally get charge and pick up. Only me get lock down from Friday and Sunday night they let me go. I nuh gawn dah court yet. Deh send me dah San Pedro and my breda right yah and it’s the same case. Well we mih the drink together and a miss understanding happen. We catch in a physical war and ih look like so much ah them jump me. Meanwhile me and he mih the fight, six or eight man, nobody call police and then my niece, my two niece pick me up and try carry me and that’s when my breda come and see me full ah blood and buss up and he just react cause he see me, he see the way how I am.”


Eber Guerra will be arraigned on Thursday at the San Pedro Magistrate Court. Late this evening, Gerson Guerra met his bail and both brothers left court to go catch a boat back to the island. Gerson is to return to court on October sixth.

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

Comments are closed