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Convicted for attempting to steal a gold chain Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 July 2010 00:00
Michael ForemanMurder suspect, 21-year-old Michael Foreman who in 2009 was accused of trying to steal a woman’s gold chain from around her neck was on Friday June 25th convicted of the crime of attempted robbery. He never got the chain he pulled from around the neck of his would be victim, Angela Thompson because the chain burst and fell into the woman’s blouse but the penalty for attempted robbery is the same as robbery and Foreman was sentenced to a 5 year jail term.
 
The attempted robbery occurred on April 11, 2009 on Newtown Barracks  at about 6:45 p.m., where Thompson told police that she was walking when Foreman approached her and grabbed her gold chain from around her neck. The chain burst and fell into her blouse and that’s when Thompson became fearful of her life and screamed out for help. Off duty police Inspector, Llewelyn Usher came to her aid and pulled out his licensed firearm and told Foreman to freeze in his act. Foreman was then arrested before he could flee. Thompson told the officer what had just transpired and Foreman was charged with attempted robbery.
 
In his defense, Foreman only had this to say today, “If the charge was attempted theft, I would have pleaded guilty a long time ago.” Having shown no remorse for his action his action, Magistrate Kathleen Lewis in Court #3 sentenced Foreman to 5 years imprisonment.
 
Michael Foreman is presently on remand at the Hattieville Prison for the murder of Eddie Neal which occured in late 2009 in the North Creek area. Neal was beaten badly then shot after he ran into a yard of a woman crying out for help when he was being pursue by his attacker.
  
Michael Foreman is also the brother of another Michael Foreman who is also known as “Popeye” who is also behind jail for the robbery of Freelance Writer, Roy Davis which occured earlier this year.  Michael Foreman is also the brother of Marlon Foreman who is also remanded for a murder as well.  Michael Foreman’s murder case is still before the Belize City Magistrate’s Court and is yet to go through a Preliminary Inquiry.