THE COURT REPORT – Monday, June 7th. 2021!

Belizean Baker charge with attempted murder of Guatemalan Driver

by: Anita Nembhard
Belize City, Mon June 7, 2021

A stabbing incident which occur between a Belizean Baker and a Guatemalan Driver, both co-workers ended in one being injured and the other on remand at the Belize Central Prison.

The facts is indicating that may be the case but charges were levy against the man who pulled a knife and injured his co-worker.

This morning, 34-year-old Ernesto Antonio Sanchez Menjivar is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being arraign on two criminal and indictable offenses of attempted murder and use of deadly means of harm upon 20-year-old Gerson Saol Almendares.

The arrest resulted from a stabbing incident that occurred on Friday, June 4, 2021 on Logwood Street, Belize City.

This morning Menjivar appeared unrepresented before Magistrate, Kiana Gordon in Court
No plea was taken from him as Magistrate Gordon explained that the charges are indictable offenses that will be tried in the Supreme Court.

Due to the nature of the offenses, bail was denied to Menjivar who was unrepresented in court was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until August 9, 2021.

According to reports, on June 4, 2021, at around 6:10 p.m., police were called out to the scene of a stabbing incident on Logwood Street where upon their arrival, they saw Almendarez bleeding profusely from the left side of his head and he was rushed to the KHMH.

Police initial investigation revealed that at 5:30 p.m., June 4th, Almendarez, a Baker of Logwood Street was walking through Constitution Park on Cemetery Road from the direction of Johnson Street when upon approaching the other side of the park, he was approached by his co-worker, 20-year-old Gerson Saol Almendarez, a Guatemalan Driver of Lords Bank Village who at the time was in the company of another man.

Police investigation also revealed that Almendarez advanced towards Menjivar and that is when the two got into an argument.

During the argument, Menjivar pulled out a knife from his waist and stab Almendarez.
According to the investigation, after being stabbed, Almendarez ran after Menjivar who ran towards Banak Street but manage to escape.

Police recovered what they believe was the knife used in the commission of the crime.