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Feb 6, 2012

1st case of Trial by Judge without a Jury

The first case to be tried by a judge, without a jury will be against the two men charged for the Attempted Murder of Attorney Rodwell Williams. The trial was set to begin today and both accused men, Akeem Thurton and Ricky Valencia, appeared before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. But it was brought to the court’s attention that Thurton has no attorney while Valencia says he is yet to finalize arrangements with his attorney. Chief Justice Benjamin adjourned the matter until Wednesday to allow Thurton and Valencia time to get proper legal representation. Williams, the law partner of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, was shot in an execution attempt on June first, 2010 as he was leaving his office on Albert Street. Two men reportedly opened fire on him from an adjacent parking lot and he was hit once on the abdomen. Williams had to undergo a series of surgeries, both locally and in the US, but he has made a remarkable recovery after the near fatal incident and is back in private practice.

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10 Responses for “1st case of Trial by Judge without a Jury”

  1. Rod says:

    Who paid for rod well medical bills in Miami I’ll tell you who you the tax payers barrow paid for his bills with Fu unu money from taxes while if you get shot you wa have to go to the Belize hospital to die.

  2. Be Real says:

    the jury would acquit even if a case is made out and proven beyond reasonable doubt.If the case is proven beyond reasonable doubt, then these dudes goin

  3. Be Real says:

    Hey Rod; stop your fool nuh bwoy. Do you really think Barrow & Williams does not have the kind of money to pay their own way? Do you even think they do not habe the best medical insurance money can buy? Stop being petty and stick to real issues instead of spewing libel. ALSO REMEMBER THAT KARMA IS A… B.

  4. jose says:

    hello Be Real, you better stop your bloody fool da fi we tax money pay them medical bills ok you know that but because you or family might had already got apart pf our tax money you want to talk bs, tell me ah tell me man which prime minister would take money out of his pocket ah to pay medical bills like these onece for his friend rod ah and his plane ticket goddam cuofy

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  6. islander says:


    Are you really that dumb? I make a fraction of what attorney’s make and I can afford to get me a medical insurance that would evacuate me and pay my medical bills providing that I pay out of my pocket the first $500 US which isnt much…

    You need to think before opening your mouth.

  7. deedee says:

    Rod spewing his nonsense again, smh…lol.

  8. deedee says:

    Jose you are as retarded as Rod is, have it ever occur to your peanut brain that Rodwell & most likely member of his immediate family (wife & children) have medical insurance???? Guess not with the foolishness you talking about.

  9. jesse says:

    Where is the belizean bar association?how comes they dont raise their voice to speak against this system of trail without jurors?only in a country with dictators in power such system is put in place.

  10. jose says:

    deedee you beeter stop mek yu self a bloody fool who pay the plane ticket ah your must one these people family no stop talk stupidness

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