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Mason’s alleged accomplice out on bail Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

ryan rhaburn.jpg - 45.76 KbDanny Mason’s alleged accomplice in the kidnapping of the Friesens, Ryan Rhaburn, is out on bail after a successful application to the Supreme Court by attorney Herbert Panton. Police finally levied charges of kidnapping against Mason’s Ranch Manager Ryan Rhaburn last week in the Belmopan Magistrates Court; however, he is a free man after Supreme Court Justice John Traodio Gonzalez upheld a bail application on Friday, August 19.

The first attempt to charge Rhaburn for his alleged role in the kidnapping of Canadian-Belizean couple Lloyd Friessen and his wife failed in late July after officers mismanaged the case files. The magistrate in Belmopan set Rhaburn free and the case preparation was handed over to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Attorney Chester Williams. Rhaburn has now been properly arraigned for two counts of kidnapping.

In the bail proceeding, Crown Counsel Rene Montero Jr. represented the state. He had no objection to bail being granted. Therefore, Justice Gonzalez offered bail in the sum of $8,000 plus one surety of the same amount or two sureties of $4,000 each. Bail was granted with the condition that Rhaburn surrender all his travelling documents to the Belmopan Magistrates Court’s Clerk. He must also report to the Belmopan Police Station every Friday of the week until the case is disposed of and must stay away from the victims and prosecution’s witnesses. 

Ryan Rhaburn is due back in court on November 10 in the Belmopan Magistrates Court.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:19
 
Two serious accidents in Cayo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

There were two serious accidents in the Cayo District this week. A pickup knocked down and fatally injured a motorcyclist near the Governor General’s residence in Belmopan on Tuesday of this week. The family of the deceased is now in the process of being informed.

There was also a two vehicle accident involving several persons on Tuesday in Ontario Village. As a result of the accident, there was a back-up of vehicles on the George Price Highway. Members from the Belize National Fire Service responded promptly to clean and clear the Highway of debris. Rescue crews from Spanish Lookout were at the scene, and had to resort to the ‘Jaws of Life’ mechanism to free persons from the wreckage. We have been informed that some three persons are now critically injured as a result of the accident in Ontario.

 


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