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Mar 12, 2014

Bert Vasquez to stand trial for the murder of Jasmine Lowe

Bert Vasquez

Accused murderer Bert Vasquez has been committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court for the murder of Jasmine Lowe. The decision was handed down at the preliminary inquiry today after submissions by Vasquez’s attorney Simeon Sampson and Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl-Lynn Vidal. Sampson first made a submission of no case to answer, stating that there was no direct evidence linking Bert Vasquez to the scene, no evidence of his involvement in the murder and furthermore, the doctor had not been able to certify the cause of death of Jasmine Lowe. D.P.P. Vidal followed Sampson’s submission with a lengthy examination of the circumstantial evidence with which the crown hopes to prove that nobody but Vasquez could have been responsible for Lowe’s death. This afternoon, Magistrate Nardia Morgan found that there was merit in the crown’s case, and a reasonable conclusion could be drawn from the body of evidence that a crime was committed and that it was Vasquez who committed the crime. With that, Vasquez was committed to stand trial in Supreme Court. No date has yet been set. Thirteen year old Jasmine Lowe was found dead on June sixth, 2012 near a farm on the Cristo Rey road in the Cayo District.  Thirty-year old Bert Vasquez was charged for her murder on June twentieth, 2013.  

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3 Responses for “Bert Vasquez to stand trial for the murder of Jasmine Lowe”

  1. sickntired says:

    I hope the DPP puts effort at getting this animal to stay in jail forever.

  2. Hatari says:

    I really hate to say this but he is going to walk away and Jasmine will be left without justice. The police department’s inept handling of the investigation and evidence will undoubtedly result in acquittal of charges . . . like 90+% of the rest of their cases. With all the equipment, training, and support from the U.S. and other countries, our police department STILL can’t get it right. There is serious deficiencies in senior management and a total lack of professionalism at all levels.

  3. Evita says:

    One of these days I hope karma comes around to these dogs of attorneys that we have and do the same thing to their kids. Animals defending and putting criminals back in the streets. He may be acquitted after all but if he steps in San Ignacio/Santa Elena this is a dead man walking. All you will hear is a man floating down the river.

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