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Coast Guard Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

Keyren Tzib

Coast Guard Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

Today, thirty-three-year-old Keyren Tzib, a former member of the Belize Coast Guard, was found Guilty of the attempted murder of former member of the coast guard Kurt Hyde, who was shot in the back of the head with an M16 rifle back in April 2015. The incident occurred while Hyde was operating a coast guard vessel on a journey from San Pedro to their Belize City headquarters. The bullet exited Hyde’s head and because of the injury, he has reportedly lost feeling in one side of his face. Tzib claims that the shooting was an accident, however, Justice Candace Nanton, who was overseeing the case, did not believe her statement and found Tzib guilty of attempted murder. While the crown objected heavily to bail being extended to Tzib, her attorney, Darrell Bradley, asked the court to take into consideration Tzib’s PTSD diagnosis, claiming that she is in no condition to be remanded to prison until her sentencing. As a result, Tzib was Justice Nanton granted Tzib bail in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars and three additional sureties of five thousand dollars each. The condition of the bail requires Tzib to undergo psychiatric evaluation, report to the Orange Walk Police station three times a week, and report to the High Court once a week until her sentencing on April twenty-sixth, 2024. She is also not to interfere with Hyde nor his family members.



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