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Feb 3, 2014

Man pleads guilty to wounding ex common-law-wife

Wilbert Humes

A Belize City man pleaded guilty to Wounding before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith after he allegedly beat up his ex-common-law wife.  Sixty year-old Wilbert Humes admitted to causing injuries to Karen August and this morning, while he pleaded guilty to wounding, he displayed remorse for his action. Humes was very emotional when he pleaded guilty; he was remanded into custody at the Queen Street Police Station where he now waits his fate in sentencing which can be a jail term. The incident occurred on January twenty-eight, at August’s workplace where Humes arrived and during a misunderstanding, he punched her in the face. As a result, August sustained a laceration to her upper lip and bruise to her left arm. She was taken to the K.H.M.H. where the doctor classified her injuries as wounding. This afternoon, Humes was ordered to pay the court one hundred dollars immediately and two hundred dollars to his ex-wife by February twenty-eighth.

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