Homeless man is shot- Charged with aggravated assault upon cop who shot him- Harold Garbutt, a police officer!
By Anita Nembhard/Flowers BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 22, 2021
An unprovoked chopping incident left one man hospitalized on Valentine Weekend and a police officer who came under attack responding to the first chopping incident was lucky to escape injury with only an attempt to harm him by one homeless man.
According to police, on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at around 4:00 p.m., police responded to reports of a chopping incident on Marine Parade Boulevard and found one man injured as they too came under attack and was lucky to escape injury.
22-year-old Akeem Patterson was seen with a cut wound to his head and in a report to police said he was attacked by a homeless man later identify as Francis Ramos of a no fix address in Belize City.
Police say that the homeless man who earlier had inflicted chop wound to Patterson assaulted the police when he attacked him with a machete and as a result, the officer in self-defense fired a shot which caught him in his leg.
The homeless man who has been identify as 47-Francis Ramos, a Belizean has been hospitalized for the last nine days at the KHMH. Today he was released into police custody and was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s court on a single charge of aggravated assault with a machete upon Harold Garbutt, (A police constable).
Ramos who claim he is homeless with a no fix address appeared before Senior Magistrate, Stephanie Gillett in Court #4 where he pleaded not guilty to the charge and was offered bail in the sum of $2,000 plus one surety which the magistrate order, his surety must be a Belizean surety.
But Ramos was unable to meet bail by the close of today’s office hours and he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until April 22, 2021.
Today in court, Ramos was not levy any charges yet in connection with the incident involving Akeem Patterson who was injured.
It appears Patterson has not yet requested court action in the matter hence why no charges yet at this time.
“Francis Ramos, 47, is still yet to be charge for the chopping of Akeem Augustine”
25-year-old Calbert Eugene Humes is remanded to jail after arraign on a single charge of abetment to commit murder!
“Former May Flower Street resident is accused of facilitating Kareem Kelly who they say tried to kill notorious figure, Jervis Diamonds/Valencia on January 26, 2021”
by Anita Nembhard-Flowers Belize City, Fri. Feb. 19
Three weeks ago, someone attempted to end the life of notorious criminal figure, Jervis Diamonds/ Valencia but even after being shot multiple times to the body, he lived to tell the tale and has since told police who tried to to kill him.
One of the men have since been identify as a relative, 21-year-old Kareem Kelly, his cousin of same street who resides just a few houses away from his home in that area .
Above: Calbert Eugene Humes is the first person to exit the police van.
Today police charge a second man, identified as another neighbor of the violent gang warfare area.
He has been identified as 25-year-old, Calbert Eugene Humes, a Fisherman and also a Construction Worker who claim he now lives in Hopkins Village but also once lived at #77 May Flower Street too.
Humes appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Stephanie Gillett in Court #4 this morning shortly after 11:00.
In court, a single charge of abetment to murder was read to him.
Allegations are that on January 26, 2021, he facilitated, 21-year-old Kareem Kelly to murder Jervis Diamonds/Valencia.
No plea was taken from him in court and Magistrate Gillett explained to him that due to the nature of the offense, she cannot grant him bail hence why he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until April 26, 2021.
On Monday, February 1, 2021, three weeks ago, Kareem Kelly, 21, a laborer of #5 May Flower Street who claim he is cousin to Diamonds/Valencia was arraign on a charge of attempt3d murder and remanded to prison.
Humes now joins Kelly at the Belize Central Prison until April 30, 2021 when both will appear in court together for first time.
Kareem Kelly was charged with three indictable criminal offenses of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm.
On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 sometime in the afternoon, a gunman open fire in the direction of the well-known criminal figure shooting him four times.
Valencia who was in the May Flower area also known as “Ghost Town” was hit as many as four times, once to the lower abdomen, the groin, and leg and another area of the body.
Diamond shooting is believe to be apart of an internal warfare in that gang controlled area.
Police say as Diamond/Valencia was sitting in a yard which is his home turf, when he was approached by five men, and one of them pulled out a gun and opened fire. Diamond Valencia – who has been shot before – then dashed through the alley but was shot to the the lower abdomen, the groin, and leg.
The Strict Regulation Of Prohibited Gill-Net Fishing – and Also a Case Of Possible Sea Piracy Down South
Dangriga police detain 3 of 4 Fisherman from Dangriga Town, just after they exited the courtroom on Fisheries offenses! “Police down south believe the men are linked to a recent incident of ‘Piracy At Sea’ ”
by Anita Nembhard-Flowers Belize City, Thurs. Feb. 18, 2021
Three of four fishermen arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on possession of shark, possession of bone fish, gill nets and for using gill net are back in authorities custody at the Dangriga Police Station pending additional charges in connection with a robbery at sea.
Shortly before 12:00 noon this afternoon, the group of Fishermen from Dangriga Town were arraign before Magistrate Khadeen Palmer on six fisheries offenses of which they all pleaded not guilty to and were feed on bail which they met, but freedom short lived as police officers lay waited them outside the court steps and quickly apprehended them, searched them and detain them; then escorted them down town as part of their ongoing investigation.
32-year-old, Derek Bernaldo Gorosica, of Sabal Community, Dangriga Town, 27-year-old Raheem Vernon, also of Sabal Community, Dangriga Town,22-year-old, Oscar Francisco Gutierrez, of Mile 32, Saint Margaret’s Village, George Price Highway and senior citizen, 49-year-old, Oscar Williams of 1st New Site Area, Dangriga Town.
The fishermen were read six counts in court when they appeared before Magistrate, Khadeen Palmer in Court #6. – One count of Possession of Shark.
Allegations are that on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at about 8:40 a.m., in a vessel name “DJ”, in a creek on the North Eastern part of Northern Long Caye, was found in possession of three sharks when a shark license is requires to be in possession of sharks.
The group was read a second count for possession of Bone Fish for allegedly being in possession of 11 Bone fish when the fish is designates for catch and release only. A third count for possession of gill-nets.
Vernon alone was read a six charge alone for fishing without a valid fishing license.
In court the fishermen all pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail in the sum of $2,500 each which they all met.
90 year old victim tells court his frightening ordeal- in the end he did not see his attacker but surveillance footage capture the entire event
by Anita Nembhard-Flowers Belize City, Tues. Feb. 9, 2021
The trial of 23-year-old Aaron Munnings kicked off this afternoon at 12 noon before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts- Anderson in the Belize City Magistrate’s court.
Munnings trial is a very sensational case since he is accused of robbing a 90 year old senior citizen on October 1, 2019.
The robbery was captured on surveillance camera where his attacker lay waited him from inside the credit union, saw him withdraw $2,000 then followed him as he rode off slowly on his bicycle; within seconds someone attacked him and ripping his pants pocket stealing his cash.
The elderly man tried hard to put up a fight but he was pushed to the ground and he fell near his bicycle, and Munnings was on top of him.
During the trial, Prosecutor, Sergeant Christopher Smith called his first witnesses to the stand, the victim, now 91-year-old Lewis Llewelyn Tillett. On October 1, 2019 at the age of 90, Tillett was robbed.
He recalled his frightening experience that left him shaking in fear of his life. Tillett told the court that when he entered Saint John’s Credit Union, he began negotiating with his teller and asked how much money he could withdrawn.
He said that when he enter the credit union, only one male person was sitting on a seat near where he was talking with the teller.
But he quickly dismissed the male present and withdrew $2,000 cash. After doing his transaction, Tillett said he placed his cash into his pants pocket and exited the credit union.
He recall seeing the same man sitting in the seat got up, wave good bye to the teller, who he said waved back at the man and he exit behind him.
But right after he exited the building, Tillett said his six senses kick in and he looked around and did not see the man again as he walked to his bicycle parked on the bile rack and begin to ride off slowly.
But shorter after riding off, he heard footsteps coming towards him and as he looked towards the steps, he was attacked.
The man pushed him and grabbed his pants pocket. They began to struggle as Tillett put up a fight trying best to not let his attacker steal his money. But the elderly man was over-powered. The man ripped his pants pocket and ran off with the cash.
While Tillette left the stand without being able to identify Munnings as his attacker, he said that it was the same man who he saw left out of the credit union behind him.
After the victim gave his evidence, Aaron Munnings was given an opportunity to cross examined Tillett but he chose not to ask any questions.
Prosecutor Sergeant Christopher Smith has about 2 other witnesses to call before closing his case against Munnings.
The prosecution case in sealing a conviction is relying on the surveillance footage captured at the credit union which put Munnings as the culprit from he was inside the credit union and during the entire robbery which lasted for two minutes as recalled by Tillett.
That video footage is evidence formed against Munnings that is yet to be viewed d in the trial.
Aaron Munnings was unrepresented at his robbery trial. He was initially remanded for the robbery and was later granted Supreme Court bail some four months later with conditions.
The trial of Aaron Munnings was adjourn for continuation on February 19, 2021.
Kareem Kelly 21 , the cousin of Jervis Diamonds/Valencia 38, is charged with his attempted murder,
by Anita Nembhard-Flowers Belize City, Mon. Feb. 1, 2021
Someone definitely wanted the Mayflower gang figure Jervis Diamonds/Valencia dead last week Tuesday, January 26, 2021 when a gunman open fire shooting him as many as 4 times to the body.
Tonight police say the gunman who shot 32-year-old Jervis Diamonds/Valencia is his own cousin.
In the Belize City Magistrate’s Court this morning,
21 year-old Kareem Anthony Kelly, a laborer of a Belize City address was arraign before Magistrate Stephanie Gillett in Court #4 on three indictable criminal offenses of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm.
Allegations are that on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 he attempted to murder Jervis Diamonds/ Valencia with the use of a deadly instrument, to with, a firearm.
In court no plea was taken from Kelly who was unrepresented and due to the nature of the offense, he was denied bail and remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until March 29, 2021.
But before the charges could be read out to him, Kelly told the court, “I get charge for my cousin Jervis Valencia who is unable to walk and get up out of bed. “he meh deh try come to court and drop the charges through an attorney…”
Kelly further expressed to the court that Valencia who he said is his cousin wanted to know if he can do a video chat to convey the message of him not wanting to proceed with the charges against him.
But Magistrate Gillett explain to him that the court is not in any able to do that.
Prosecutor, Sergeant Noel Muschamp explain to Kelly that the procedure he must take is to have his cousin with the help of an attorney visit the police station and make a further requested of him wanting no court action, “if that’s what he wants”.
With a further statement given by the victim, they the court can act on any such request. Last week Tuesday, January 26, 2021 sometime in the afternoon, a gunman open fire into the direction of the well-known criminal figure shooting him four times.
Valencia who was in the May Flower area also known as “Ghost Town” was hit as many as four times, once to the lower abdomen, the groin, and leg and another area of the body.
It is believed that the shooting of Diamond is a part of an internal war in that gang controlled area.
Police say as Diamond/Valencia was sitting in a yard which is his home-turf when he was approached by five men, and one of them pulled out a gun and opened fire. Diamond Valencia – who has been shot before – then dashed through the alley but was shot to the the lower abdomen, the groin, and leg.
Police are moving to try and contain any retaliation since the warring factions are reportedly from the same neighborhood.
In court today Kelly told the court, my Aunt is Valencia’s/ Diamond’s mom. We are cousins. He is my cousin.
In 2020 Valencia/Diamonds walked from the murder of Moises Gonguez which occur in the same gang rivalry area of May Flower Street.
Former National Sports Council Accounts Clerk Ivan Izair Ayuso is offered $300,000 Supreme Court bail but could not meet it and is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison! – “FIU Prosecutor, Janelle Thomas Shorter had no objection to bail- But Ayuso could not meet bail”
by Anita Nembhard/Flowers
BELIZE CITY, Fri. Jan. 29, 2021
Tonight, former Accountant Clerk for the National Sports Council, 42-year-old Ivan Izair Ayuso, a resident and self-employ of Belize City is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was unable to meet a whopping $300,000 bail offered to him by Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford at his late evening arraignment for the offense of money laundering.
Ayuso was read a single charge of money laundering when he appeared at around 1:20pm. this afternoon in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court .
Allegations are that Ayuso between the period of April 21, 2012 and August 2016 dealt with a series of transactions properties in the sum of $1,090,277.13 believe to be the proceed of a crime of theft hence why he was read the charge of money laundering.
No plea was taken since according to FIU Prosecutor spear heading the prosecution of the matter, Janelle Thomas Shorter indicated that the matter will be dealt with on indictment hence why Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford did not take a plea from Ayuso.
In court, Ayuso was represented by attorney, Ronell Gonzalez.
Since there was no objection by FIU prosecutor, Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford offered bail to Ayuso with stringent conditions in the sum of $300,000.00 but due to the huge amount, Ayuso was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until March 18, 2021.
The conditions to his bail are that he must report to the Belama Police Substation, Precinct 4 every Friday of the week, he must surrender all his travelling documents to the Clerk of Court, Belize City, he cannot leave the jurisdiction without first applying to the court for permission.
He was also ordered to stay away from the prosecution’s witnesses in the case against him and he cannot be arrested and charge with any offense whilst out on bail.
by Anita Nembhard-Flowers Belize City, Tues. Jan. 12, 2021
The discovery of a large amount of weed found inside a taxi-man’s tank of his vehicle has led the Belize Police Department to charge a couple from Corozal.
This afternoon, 31-year-old, Jose Maldonado, a taxi-driver of Venezuela Site, Corozal, along with his wife, a dealer of Chan Chen Village, Corozal, was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate Court on drug related charges after 3 nights in custody.
The couple were read charges before their attorney, Leeroy Banner, when they appeared before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford.
The couple were read two counts of drug trafficking, and one count each of cross district movements.
Allegations are that on Saturday, January 9, 2021, in Sandhill Village, they were found in possession of amounts of 6,207.3 grams and 15,132.1 grams of cannabis, which were found in the gas-tank of the vehicle and hidden in the dashboard of the Taxi-Van.
The police claimed that Maldonado and Gongora were found at 11:30 a.m., in Sandhill at a residence which is not their home.
The couple pleaded not guilty to all three charges and Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford explained to them that due to the quantity of weed they are accused of being in possession of, the court cannot grant them bail.
They were remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until March 24, 2021.
She explained to them that they will need to apply for bail through the assistance of their attorney, Leeroy Banner, as the court will not be in a position to grant them bail until after 90 days time.
Police stated that the major marijuana bust occurred on Saturday morning, January 9, 2021 around 11:20 when officers from the Anti-Narcotics Unit spotted a taxi van with Corozal license plates on the side of the Philip Goldson Highway, near Sandhill Village. The vehicle appeared to have broken down on the road, so the officers stopped to offer help. That is when officers approached the vehicle and immediately picked up the strong scent of marijuana. This led to a search inside the vehicle where police found 11 parcels of weed behind the driver’s seat. That driver was identified as 31-year-old Jose Maldonado, a resident of Corozal Town. At the time of the drug bust, he was traveling with his common-law wife, 27-year-old Reina Gongora, a resident of Chan Chen Village.
Because the vehicle was reportedly experiencing problems starting, the cops towed it to the Ladyville station. A mechanic was called in to check on it, and when he dropped the tank on the van, he found another 20 parcels of marijuana inside. The police eventually stripped the vehicle down and found 7 more parcels concealed under the dashboard. The total amount of drugs found in this vehicle amounted to 21.4 kilos or 47 pounds.
Police nabs woman driver with weed in her possession
By Anita Nembhard/Flowers Belize City, Mon. Jan. 11, 2021
A woman who was driving a vehicle, suspected of carrying drugs, landed in police custody where she was found in possession of 121 grams of weed.
She is 27-year-old Nikesha Rhaburn, pf Belize City.
This morning. Rhaburn who was unrepresented appeared before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford where she was read a single charge of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another person or persons for the purpose of drug trafficking.
Allegations are that on Friday, January 8, 2021, whilst at Precinct 1 Police Station located on Euphrates Avenue, inside the charge room, she had in her possession,121 grams of cannabis, ( which is a little bit over 1/4 pound )
In court, Rhaburn pleaded not guilty to the drug charge and since there was no objection to bail by the Prosecutor, Corporal Poot, Rhaburn was offered bail in the sum of $1,500.00 plus one surety of the same amount which she was able to meet by 1:00 this afternoon.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for March 9, 2021.
According to police, on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 2:10 p.m., acting on intelligence of a vehicle with suspected cannabis, they followed a car which later came to a stop and parked near the fish bridge on West Collect Canal.
According to the report, PC – Giovanni Moody, PC- Paul Faber and other members of the Covid-19 Task Force intercepted the vehicle and inquired about its occupants..
Inside the vehicle was the driver, identified as Nikesha Rhaburn along with a female sitting in the front passenger seat who was holding a baby and a third female in the back seat.
Police requested the driver to present her driver’s license and other documents and all inside the vehicle was informed of a search to be done inside the vehicle for suspected cannabis.
A search of the vehicle was done and nothing incriminating was found but the vehicle and its occupants were taken to the Euphrates Avenue Police Station, Precinct 1 where during a search of her person, police found a bag of suspected cannabis on Rhaburn, which led to her being charged criminally for drug trafficking.
3 American Writers are charged for not wearing face mask whilst on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye island, New Years Day!
by Anita Nembhard-Flowers Belize City, Mon. Jan. 4, 2021
It is extremely unusual for Americans to be hauled into court for such infractions, and many Americans that are not wearing face-masks in public are usually given a warning. Which made us wonder if other Americans were involved that caused the detention of these 3 writers.
The infraction happened on New Years Day on the island of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
Three American writer tourist who were not wearing masks whilst on San Pedro on New Years day were charged in court today for failure to wear a mask.
They are 52 year old Jennifer Heckman, a Writer, along with 54 year old Jeffery Heckman, a Writer/Construction Worker along with 58-Jeffery Garcea , all residents of the United States of American.
The trio appeared this morning before Senior Magistrate. Aretha Ford in Court #2 due to the absence of a magistrate on the island.
They were all charged with failure to wear a face mask or other face clothing.
They were caught on. New years Day, January 1, 2021 on Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro.
In court, the trio pleaded guilty and were fine the new mandatory fine of $500 recently implemented for any SOE offenses.
They were order to pay the fine forthwith in default 5 months imprisonment. By 12 noon, the trio was able to pay their fine and they were free to go.
Police woman Michelle Brown 27, is acquitted of Murder of 37-year old Fareed Ahmad
by: Anita Nembhard- Flowers Belize City, Fri. Dec. 18, 2020
After a 26 days of trial, and over 20 witnesses called to the stand by the crown, today at 11:00, Justice Colin Williams after 2 hours of deliberation handing down a decision, told Brown to stand up, and then said to her, – “Ahmad is dead. He died from blunt force trauma and underlining force as a consequence of gunshots injury, as at the time injury inflicted, while there was intent to commit grievous harm, intent to kill was not there., Someone shot Ahmad. – The Crown did not satisfy me that it was you, – not guilty.”
His decision came after Justice Williams laid out all the evidence the crown had brought before him, and testimony from over 20 more witnesses that took the stand, and a visit to the locus on Thursday, December 10.
Justice Colin Williams at 9:15 repeated the evidence of the case for the crown, that early on the morning of December 28, 2017, at around 12:29 a.m, Ahmad’s BMW- SUV collided into a flat bed truck at Mile 16.
The first of two people extracted by members of the community was Ahmad who was removed from his extensively damaged front door and because of this, Brown had to be removed from the drivers side.
Ahmad had a gunshot injury and was bleeding from the head. He asked for water and was told to lie down and not to walk. Both Brown and Ahmad still alive were rushed to the KHMH in an ambulance, and Ahmad later died from his injuries.
Doctor Lloyd Ken, the pathologist said Ahmad had two gunshot injuries that entered from the right and exit the left with a wound to the forehead.
Doctor Ken concluded that Ahmad’s fractured skull injury happened on impact, and led to the collection of blood with soft tissue similar to a bruise and once the brain started to swell, the pressure caused other parts of the body to shut down and it was at this time, that he was at a very critical point which led to Ahmad’s death which was caused by acute vascular injury as as result of blunt force trauma to head due to motor vehicle Collison as a consequence of gunshot wound to the face.
On December 29, 2017, Brown was arrested and charged with Ahmad’s murder. According to Justice Williams, the crown used pieces of evidence from here and there to piece together her case.
Brown was represented by Simeon Sampson and Anthony Sylvester was of the view that the evidence of the crown is not proof enough for Brown to be found guilty.
But before he could determine Browns guilt, Justice Williams also looked at elements of murder that crown must prove; being, that one- Ahmad’s is dead, and this he said was proven, 2- his death was caused by harm, which was proven, 3- it was brown who inflicted those harm, – 4- at the time the harm was inflicted Brown did so with specific intent to kill- this too, he said was not proven by the crown against Brown- 5-that when Brown did so, the act was unlawful, this too was not proven against Brown by the crown during the trial, noted Justice Williams as he spoke of the crown’s case.
Justice Williams also looked at inconsistency in the case.
While he noted that there were inconsistencies, it was necessary to evaluate testimonies of witnesses and how their evidence connect and compare with other evidence.
In doing so, Justice Williams highlighted some inconsistencies like in the testimonies of Corporal Abner Itsa and PC Oscar Itch.
These are two police officers who worked along with Brown on the SAT , Special Assignment Team the night of Ahmad’s shooting turn murder which the crown relied on for circumstantial evidences to link Brown to being Ahmad’s shooter.
The inconsistency of what transpired at the Racoon Street Police Station where CPL. Itsa said he remain in the mobile when Brown exited quickly and by the time he got into the building Brown had left and was nowhere to be found and she took the issue 9mm., gun she had signed out for, that by protocols was to be sign in back said Cpl. Itsa While the collaborating officer Itch said Cpl. Itsa did not remain in the vehicle he walked inside behind the team.
In Justice William’s view, some inconsistency can be relatively mended.
Other inconsistencies came where witnesses for the crown, specifically police witness who testified of Browns behavior on the night of the crash and one witness claiming Brown was crying, another said she was asked what was wrong but she denied having any problems. And the biggest inconsistency of the crown case as it related the Cpl. Itsa was his testimony where he gave the wrong brand name of the gun, as the firearm issued to Brown on the night of the murder. The officer testified in court it was a 9mm pistol Beretta brand with serial number. . . .
But in cross examination by the defense he later admitted he thought he had said Bersa as he meant to say Beretta. It was not until the recording of the trial was replayed in court for the officer, that he admitted that it was an error on his part.
The gun in question was later found inside the panel of Ahmad’s BMW a day later by the Fire Service Department Supervisor tasked to dismantle the vehicle after the crash.
The question of who truly had possession of that gun which the crown circumstantial evidence pointed to Brown as the holder was not proven in the either since the Cpl Supervisor who claim she signed out for it by writing on a log sheet, a log sheet he fail to attach to his report hence the crown had no evidence to show in court linking Brown to signing for the gun and in her defense, Brown did mot admit or deny having any gun assigned to her on the night of Ahmad’s shooting.
Justice Williams also highligted why he rejected some and portions of the crown witnesses statements exmaple that of Scenes of Crime Techician, Sheradine Peters who testify that Ahmads BMW had arrived at the Police Station on December 29, 2017 Where she process it after the gun was found. But her date was wrong and the date of her evidence had to have been December 28, 2017, so he rejected her testimony as being incompetent since the Fire service Personnel had testified to dismantling the BMW on December 27, 2017 where a gun was found in the panel of the front passenger side of the vehicle.
Justice Williams also told Brown in court as he looked back at all sides, that, “There is some portion of Brown’s case that are not reliable. I did not believe she was heading to Belmopan when she got into Fareed’s vehicle and he did not believe it was a mere coincident she ended up in his vehicle.
He also did not believe Brown’s version of events when she told the court that a Youngman just came into the vehicle. And he sure did not believe that a 3rd person came into the vehicle by shear coincidence.
He was of the view that if there was a 3rd person in the vehicle, the person must have been there before the vehicle move off or they went to pick up the person – but he as the judge is not there to speculate, – Justice Williams said.
Judge Williams also highlighted the fact that a number of crucial evidence spoken about by crown witnesses about exhibits that was taken to the National Forensic Science service which never made it into court and went missing from the exhibits.
He also highlighted the evidence of blood samples, fragments taken from the gun, swabbing of the nozzle of the gun taken in for testing and Nothing else was heard of those evidence during the trial.
The Judge believes that conclusive evidence could have been provided to say whether the deceased blood was found on it, – but nothing else was said about them in court.
About half way in the judge’s decision, he noted to the court, “Even if Brown told a lie or many lies, it is not evidence of guilt but lie or lies was to boost her defense, but because she testified on oath her testimony had to be given the same weight as that of the crown’s witnesses who testified against her.
Brown who gave sworn testimony on oath said she did not shot Fareed Ahmad and pointed the blame on Cpl. Elmer Nah 2ho she claim got into the vehicle after Ahmad made a U-turn on the road heading back to Belize city and when the vehicle came to a sudden stop for a few seconds, a man whose voice she recognized placed a gun to her head and told her not to move so she did not.
The man then cocked the gun, turn it on Ahmad and shot him then jumped out of the vehicle. Seconds later when Ahmad released his hands off the steering wheels, they crashed.
Brown denied all 3 allegations made by crown against her. But as the judge said, she had nothing to prove, it was the crown’s job to prove the guilt of the accused.
Brown had been on remand from December 29, 2017 the day she was released from hospital and charged with Ahmad’s murder, which is exactly 2 years and 11 months.