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Dec 6, 2013

Luis Romero pleads guilty to burglary

Luis Romero

He initially pleaded not guilty to burglarizing the home of Traffic Officer, Kevaughn Jenkins, in January of this year, but on Tuesday of this week, forty-eight year-old Luis Romero thought twice before going to trial. Romero learnt that the most crucial evidence linking him to the burglary, his fingerprints had been lifted from the glass louvers at the home of Jenkins.  Romero, who has numerous convictions for crimes of dishonestly, then changed his not guilty plea to guilty when he appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. He begged the court for leniency asking for a fine instead of jail time. But Chief Magistrate Smith told him that because of the previous convictions, he was to go to jail for seven years beginning Tuesday, December third. Jenkins reported that on the morning of January twenty-eighth, 2013 when he went home, he found that the burglar bars of one of his windows had been pried open and three louvers were missing. Jewelry, a pair of shoes and one hundred and fifty dollars in cash were missing.

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