Sun | Aug 25, 2019

Belizean attorney charged in relation to murder case

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 10:47 AM

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – An attorney has been offered BZ$10,000 bail after he appeared in court late Monday on a charge of abetment to commit murder.

Attorney Herbert Panton, who is representing lawyer Oscar Selgado, said his client had been accused of asking someone to commit murder, adding “that is as much as I know at this point.”

He said he appeared before Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson and was offered bail with the normal bail conditions “stay away from the virtual complainant, not to interfere with him, not to have any communication with him and cannot leave the jurisdiction without the permission of the court.”

“This is a charge. Nothing has been proven at this point,” he told reporters.

“Everything is still sketchy at this point. I think until we get to the point of disclosure, cause as I tell you, this matter just happened …this evening,” Panton said, adding that he could not recall an instance when an attorney had been charged with such a serious offence.

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