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Mar 25, 2013

5 inmates brawl in cell while waiting for judge

An all-out brawl among a group of five inmates, inside a holding cell at the Magistrate’s Court in Belize City, has resulted in additional charges being levied against the feuding men.  While it has long since been speculated that the casual practice of detaining rival gang members in a singular lockup is deliberate, the melee which unfolded shortly before ten o’clock this morning may be proof of that theory.  Ron Lee Petillo, Tyrone Meighan, Kendale Greene, Matthew Smith and Jermaine Belgrave were each awaiting an appearance before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith when a fight broke out.  It is alleged that Smith attacked Belgrave and proceeded to hit him several times to the body.  Petillo, who, along with Smith, is on remand for murder, attempted to intervene on his behalf.  That’s when tempers flared and a shiv was reportedly produced.  During the scuffle Petillo received a cut wound to his hand.  Tyrone Meighan, who is also in custody on a separate charge of murder, sustained an injury to the head when he slipped and fell.  A police officer, who attempted to break up the chaos, was also cut on the left hand.  Following the incident, four inmates were escorted by CIB personnel to the Queen Street Police Station.  Belgrave, a member of the Taylor’s Alley Gang, was later transported to the precinct where he was also charged for his involvement in the fracas.

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7 Responses for “5 inmates brawl in cell while waiting for judge”

  1. Rod says:

    Keep them locked up together for days.

  2. Pissed Off says:

    let them kill each other: they deserve to die

  3. Al says:

    @Rod, I agree let them carry out the death sentence on each other and spare some innocent citizen from being killed by these stupid thugs.

  4. Big Ben says:

    Take them to clean the border. They have nothing to do and an idle mind is the devils workshop

  5. Storm says:

    Most of those characters are well known to deserve to die. I don’t care how much they harm each other. If they let them kill each other, and then execute the last man standing, I would be satisfied.

    But I do want the presence of a knife in prison to be investigated, that’s a security threat to all, lower grade prisoners and guards alike.

  6. Seletar says:

    What a great idea, GLADIATOR GAMES!

    If it was good enough for the Roman Empire, it’s good enough for Belize!

    Let’s throw the animals together once a week, televise it, and sell commercials!

  7. rick ross says:

    u guys r a bunch of ediots

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