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Jungle Rat Gets Life in Prison for Murder

A life sentence was handed down in the courtroom of Justice Herbert Lord earlier today, several months after twenty-seven-year-old Jason Sanchez, also known as Jungle Rat, was convicted of murder.  [...]

Elmer Nah’s Case Adjourned Until May 17th

He was supposed to appear in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court today in one of several adjournments his case is expected to see, but Elmer Nah’s case was further adjourned until [...]

Police Charge San Antonio Man for Traffic Accident that Claimed Four Family Members

We begin tonight with an update on a tragic accident that occurred on Saturday night in Orange Walk that killed multiple members of one family. Two vehicles collided on the [...]

Final Oral Submission in Manslaughter Case for Laddie Gillett

It was widely circulated over the weekend that the verdict in the manslaughter trial against Kareem Martinez would have been handed down today by Justice Antoinette Moore in the Supreme [...]

What’s Going On with Laddie’s Law?

Earlier this year, the Justice for Laddie Foundation organized a Youth for Change Symposium in Belize City. During that event, they launched Laddie’s Law – a document suggesting amendments to [...]

Cyril Casimiro is Found Guilty for Rape of a Child

Just before the manslaughter proceedings commenced this afternoon, Justice Antoinette Moore handed down her ruling for other matters. In her verdict in the case of rape of a child against [...]

Elmer Nah’s Murder Case Adjourned Until March 17

Elmer Nah, the former police corporal who is charged with the double murder of the Ramnarace brothers from Belmopan appeared in court again today. But Nah spent fewer than five [...]

Argument Between Security Guards Ends with Charge for Death Threat

A heated exchange of words between a pair of security guards employed at the same workplace has resulted in twenty-eight-year-old Julian Logan being charged with issuing a death threat.  Logan [...]

Former Cop Sentenced to Three Years for Drug Trafficking

Former Police Constable Dion Bellini has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking.  The conviction comes a little over two years following a [...]

Seventeen-year-old Minor Arraigned for Murder of Emert Flowers

A male minor, age seventeen, is the second suspect to have been charged with the murder of Emert Flowers who was gunned down at his residence on Racecourse Street on [...]

Former Coast Guard Keyren Tzib is Remanded to Prison

Former Coast Guard officer Keyren Tzib is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after failing to appear in court.  Tzib was detained by police on February twenty-third when she [...]

Cpl. Arturo Leal Arraigned on Additional Traffic Charges

Back in December, thirty-two-year-old Corporal Arturo Leal was charged for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.  Today when he appeared in the lower court, the officer [...]

Tibruce Street Couple Busted for Drug Trafficking

Thirty-one-year-old Cobrado Lewis Cole, a construction worker, and twenty-nine-year-old Alicia Courtenay Tec, a babysitter, both of a Tibruce Street address, appeared unrepresented in the magistrate’s court today where they were [...]

Barkley Allen Arraigned for Arson, A Psychiatric Evaluation is Ordered

Twenty-seven-year-old Barkley Allen Junior, a resident of Orange Walk Town who is believed to be mentally challenged, appeared in the magistrate’s court in Belize City today where he was arraigned [...]

Elmer Nah Read Charge For Vivian Ramnarace Murder

Corporal Elmer Nah was back in court along with his wife and brother-in-law, and they all will have a case to answer to for two counts of kept unlicensed ammunition [...]

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, [...]