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Elmer Nah Enters No Case Submission During Ammunition Trial

Senior Magistrate Baja Shoman will hand down a decision on a no case submission that was made by accused murderer Elmer Nah earlier today, in respect of ammunition charges brought [...]

Final Testimonies in Manslaughter Case in Shooting Death of Laddie Gillett

Today, the final witnesses in the manslaughter trial against former Corporal of Police Kareem Martinez appeared in the Supreme Court before Justice Antoinette Moore and the defence closed its case [...]

Judge Orders for Perjury Investigation into PC Claude Augustine

At the end of the cross-examination of recalled witness, Police Constable Claude Augustine, a visibly annoyed Justice Antoinette Moore instructed him to leave her court. But not before informing him [...]

Dickie Bradley Breaks Down Criminal Charge of Manslaughter

As has been reported, former Police Corporal Kareem Martinez has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett.  And as the trial winds down and a [...]

Elmer Nah Appears in Court Unrepresented; Charged for Kept Unlicensed Ammunition

Under heavy police guard earlier today, Elmer Nah, the man accused of the heinous triple murder in Belmopan on New’s Year’s Eve, appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate Baja Shoman in [...]

Kings Park Trio Charged for Drug Trafficking and Obstruction

Forty-year-old Arthur Higgs, his common-law wife Tamara Cooper and forty-five-year-old Michelle Higgs, all residents of seventh Street in Kings Park, were arraigned before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson earlier today on [...]

Court Visits Scene of Laddie’s Deadly Shooting

Closing arguments in the manslaughter trial of Kareem Martinez, a former Corporal of Police charged for the shooting death of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett, will be heard on Thursday before Justice [...]

Expert Witnesses Appear in Day 4 of Manslaughter Trial

The manslaughter trial of former police Corporal Kareem Martinez continues before Justice Antoinette Moore in the Dangriga Supreme Court. The final three witnesses took the stand today, officially entering into [...]

Did Laddie’s Shooting Go Against Policy Manual?

There have been questions about the standard procedures that are to be exercised by officers when responding to reports, as well as the policy for officers to discharge their weapons. [...]

Laddie’s Family Comments Ahead of Visit to Shooting Scene

Laddie’s father, Emil Bradley, is a former police officer and believes that the fourteen-year-old and his friend, Thomas Palacio, were being profiled in this incident.  This opinion aside, on Wednesday, [...]

One Man Charged for Weekend Stabbing of Indian Businessman

Twenty-two-year-old Robert Lamb was arraigned and remanded to the Belize Central Prison earlier today after being charged with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, dangerous harm and robbery.  [...]

Shane Bradley to Stand Trial for Murder

In August 2021, Shane Bradley was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder prior to being detained for murder.  Earlier today, a preliminary inquiry commenced before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser who [...]

Day Three of the Manslaughter Trial in Shooting Death of Laddie Gillett

Late this evening, just before five p.m., day three of the trial against former Corporal of Police Kareem Martinez resumed. Three more witnesses were called to the stand by the [...]

A Virtual Session of the Court on a Saturday

In an effort to dispose of the case as quickly as possible, on Saturday, January twenty-eighth, Justice Antoinette Moore held a virtual court proceeding. It is not common, but it [...]

Manslaughter Proceedings Going to the Beach Where Deadly Shooting Occurred

At the end of today’s proceedings, Justice Moore informed the defense and attorneys for the crown that she would like to take Wednesday’s session to the location where the incident [...]

Youth Denied Bail on Robbery Charges

A youth who is known to the law has been accused of robbing two gas attendants at gunpoint. Eighteen-year-old Aaron Chavez, who got into trouble while he was out on [...]

Son Faces Prison Time for Stealing $38K from His Mother

Twenty-five-year-old Jose Raul Pineda, a construction worker of Belize City, appeared unrepresented in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court earlier today where he confessed to stealing thirty-eight thousand, five hundred dollars [...]

Manslaughter Trial Commences Against Former Police Corporal Accused of Killing Youth, Laddie Gillett

The trial of Kareem Martinez, charged with the manslaughter of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett, began today before Justice Antoinette Moore in the Dangriga Supreme Court. Gillett was shot and killed on [...]

Man Acquitted of Unlawful Sexual Assault upon Child

A man who was accused of the unlawful sexual assault of a twelve-year-old girl is spending his second night as a free man after he was found not guilty of [...]

The Eve of the Manslaughter Trial for Laddie Gillett’s Shooting Death

It’s the eve of the commencement of the manslaughter trial for former Police Corporal Kareem Martinez in Dangriga. It’s the jurisdiction where eighteen months ago, on July fourteenth, 2021, fourteen-year-old [...]

Female Police Recruit Charged for Cyber Offense

Twenty-three-year-old Shania Dominguez, a recruit with the Belize Police Department, has been charged under the Cyber Crime Act.  It is alleged that the resident of Biscayne Village, who appeared unrepresented [...]

Rival Gang Members Make Peace in Court

Members of rival Belize City gangs called a truce in court earlier today after they chose not to proceed with criminal charges against each other.  Esmir Garrido, a convicted member [...]

Andel Alvarez Charged Criminally Despite Being Paralyzed

Twenty-seven-year-old Andel Jamaal Alvarez was discharged from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital earlier today, eleven days after he was shot by police in Punta Gorda.  Alvarez has been left paralyzed [...]

Police and Ex-police Charged for Murder of San Pedro Businessman

Forty-three-year-old Elvis Polanco, a businessman from San Pedro, was shot and killed in November 2022 by a pair of men, including a former police officer, as well as a police [...]

Colombian Student Charged with Immigration Offense and Charge is Dismissed

A Colombian student on vacation in Belize found himself in trouble with the law after he was charged with failure to produce himself to an immigration officer upon entering the [...]