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Mar 9, 2011

Convicts say they are bread winners and get reduced sentences

Marcus Moh

There were two other convicts who received good news in the Court of Appeals today. Thirty-three year old Marcus Moh was initially charged with Murder and in trial, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of Manslaughter. Moh was sentenced to twenty years in prison but appealed because he thought it was too much time since he has to provide for his wife and two kids. He also told the judges that he was protecting his property when he shot Kirk Smith Jr. on October eleventh 2008 for allegedly stealing lobsters from his father’s traps. Moh claims he fired warning shots to scare them off and he didn’t intend to hurt anyone. The appeal judges felt that the mitigation factors including his good character and the fact that he was properly advised to plead guilty to the lesser charge should have had more bearing on the decision. Moh’s jail term was then reduced to sixteen years, effective October fourteenth 2010 when he was first sentenced.

Hilberto Hernandez

The second appeal was from twenty-eight year old Hilberto Hernandez, who was convicted for the attempted murder of Edgar Wiltshire following a stabbing incident on December thirtieth 2007 in Corozal town. He was sentenced to seventeen years. While Hernandez admitted that he was wrong, he says he is the sole provider for his family and his mother. His sentence was also squashed and replaced with a twelve year term because yet again, the appeals judges felt that mitigation pleas were not considered. Meanwhile, Hernandez has a murder charge pending before the courts.

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8 Responses for “Convicts say they are bread winners and get reduced sentences”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    The fat used to fry the greasy chicken hardened my arteries, thereby reducing the oxygen to my brain & I accidentally whipped out my husband’s gun & that inconsiderate !@#$%^& who cut me off ran into a bullet. I have two full time jobs, triplets I am breast feeding, my husband is too stupid to work, I am allergic to jail, I’m sorry & won’t do it again, please your honor, why can’t the one free murder rule apply to me?

    If you are unable to do the time, don’t do the crime. Thieves violate our space & should not be tolerated but the death penalty for theft is cruel & unusual. The threat of jail is a reminder to all of us to think before we act & react.


    Nothing like real life criminals to invent new ways to avoid jail time. “Bread winners” is the best invention yet.
    Do they now get strikes before they actually pay for their crimes?

  3. rod says:

    resign barrow resignnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  4. Earl Grey says:



    At the PRISON FARM they can ERAN THEIR KEEP and PROVIDE for the rest of society AT NO COST TO TAX-PAYERS.


    Thats a bunch of BS! So what the morons in court are saying is that ok this man is the primary bread winner to his family … so in instead of giving him 17 or so yrs let’s just give him 12 ? I don’t get it! What the hell is he going to provide for his family after 12 yrs? Nothing! He will be locked up! So it makes absolutely NO sense to consider such a ridiculous appeal. In this case the wives or oldest child needs to pick up the responsibility of being the head of the house in terms of income!

  6. cg says:

    I think BZNinCALI comment is the best by far. that hit it on the head!

  7. john says:

    comments we cant stop, bread winners yes its us, CG, BZNin CaLi and others have little or no sense at all, sentences (time) will come to an end …………………………

  8. Disgusted! says:

    Did anybody notice that this man was protecting his property and had fired a warning shot prior to the shot that killed the deceased??? Imagine the carnage that would have resulted had he not been armed. These crooks who think they can take what people labor and struggle to achieve in life should be placed in front of a firing squad. Poor Mr. Moh. All he tried to do was defend his life and property and now he’s condemned like a serial killer. !@#%ing DISGUSTING!!!!!!!

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