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Paul Jex’s Alleged Killers to Stand Trial in October

Brothers Delson and Tionne Paguada, as well as thirty-seven-year-old Timothy Carcamo, will be tried in the October session of the Supreme Court for the January 2018 murder of Paul Jex [...]

Bert Vasquez Has His Day in Court of Appeal

In the Court of Appeal this morning, incarcerated sex offender Bert Vasquez represented himself before the bench in an attempt to appeal a conviction that was handed down in November [...]

Sedi Goes Before the Court of Appeal

Foreign Minister Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington appeared before the Court of Appeal this morning where, in his private capacity as a shareholder in the legally embattled Progresso Heights Limited, is appealing [...]

Manslaughter Case Commences in Death of Hilbert Sotz

The trial of Corporal Leonard Nunez and Police Constable Hallett King, charged for manslaughter in the death of eighteen-year-old Hilbert Sotz, commenced today in the courtroom of Justice Collin Williams.  [...]

Kareem Clarke’s Accused Murderer Has His Day in Court

Twenty-one-year-old Mark Waight is accused of murder in the shooting death of Amandala reporter Kareem Clarke back in July 2015.  Today, he also appeared before Justice Collin Williams where his [...]

Oliver Peters Walks from Murder Charge After Stabbing Uncle in 2013

Oliver Peters, who was charged back in 2014 for the stabbing death of his uncle, has been found not guilty of murder.  Forty-seven-year-old Thomas Eugene Ferguson Senior was stabbed once [...]

Kyle Zetina and Shawn Flores are Arrested for Triple Murder

Twenty-four-year-old Kyle Zetina and eighteen-year-old Shawn Flores are tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being arraigned earlier today on the principal charges of murder.  Both men are [...]

Another Alleged George Street Gang Member behind Bars

Another alleged George Street gang member is behind bars after he pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is Marvin Phillips; a resident of Belama area in Belize City. This [...]

Heavy Machine Operator Charged for Handling Stolen Goods

A heavy machine operator from Belize City is out on bail tonight after he was caught using a vehicle license sticker belonging to the Belize City Council. David Tillett was [...]

Alleged Baby Killer Arraigned on Manslaughter Charge

Tonight, twenty-eight-year-old Troy Banner stands accused of killing his own child. This morning in Belmopan, Banner was arraigned on a single charge of manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of [...]

Mental Health Patient Remanded Pending Psychiatric Evaluation

A mental health patient is arraigned and remanded to jail pending psychiatric evaluation.  Collin Francis Junior appeared before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson, charged for the attempted murder of psychiatric nurse [...]

Teen is Remanded for Armed Robbery of Sunny & Tan

A teenager has been arraigned for the armed robbery of popular Sunnyside Bakery on Racecourse Street in Belize City. “Sunny and Tan,” as it is otherwise known, was targeted by [...]

G.O.B. and Andre Vega Battle over $400K in Land Compensation

The case against Andre Vega commenced today before Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel. It made headlines back in 2016 when it was reported that Vega, who is the son of [...]

Was Andre Vega Unjustly Enriched?

Then there is the political angle of it all. As we mentioned, Andre Vega is the son of former U.D.P. Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega who was the minister at [...]

Faber’s Road Resident is Sentenced to Life for 2012 Murder

Henry Jacobs has been sentenced to life in prison with a possibility of parole after serving twenty years. That was the decision made by Justice Marilyn Williams. Back in 2018, [...]

Carlos Coronado Fined and Confined for Drug Trafficking Conviction

Found guilty in absentia, Carlos Coronado has been fined ten thousand dollars and must spend three years in prison. Coronado learnt his fate while behind bars serving time for another [...]

Andrew Bennett’s Extradition Case to go Before the Supreme Court

In the lower courts this afternoon, attorney Andrew Bennett appeared once again before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazier, where he continues to face extradition to the United States for his purported [...]

Was Communications Intercept on Andrew Bennett Done Unlawfully?

According to Bradley, the issue of Bennett’s constitutional rights will be heard in the Supreme Court.   Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, Attorney-at-law “From what the lawyers have said to the Chief [...]

Luis Gordon Gets Reduced Time for Chopping Brother-in-law in 2014

F ifty-two-year-old Luis Gordon was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to use of deadly means of harm.  In 2014, Gordon was charged for the attempted murder [...]

3 Men Walk Free from Conspiracy to Commit Murder Charge

A seventeen-year-old minor and two adults have been freed of conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Lynford Baldwin. The trio appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser and [...]

Ronald “Jack” Flowers Arraigned for Attempted Murder

Sixty-seven-year-old Frank Arnold is fighting for his life at the K.H.M.H., after he was stabbed multiple times by Ronald Flowers, who is known in the neighbourhood to be suffering from [...]

Police Officer Freed of ‘Harm’ Charge after Ex-Girlfriend Withdraws Charges

Also in the courts today, PC Leon Bradley was freed from the charge of harm. This was after his estranged girlfriend twenty-year-old Ashley Pate told the court that she does [...]

Terrence Lopez is Arraigned for Placencia Shooting

Earlier this week, we reported on a shooting incident in Placencia in which Francis Eiley was shot in the leg during an altercation with his neighbour. Initial reports were that [...]

Another Adjournment in Andrew Bennett’s Extradition Hearing

Attorney Andrew Bennett was back in court today where he continued to defend against an extradition request by the U.S. government.  In the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer this [...]

Bennett Returns to Court on June Fourth

Despite Sylvestre’s objection that the document ought not to be entered into the proceeding, the Chief Magistrate ultimately decided on its admission.   Anthony Sylvestre, Attorney for Andrew Bennett “We [...]