Victim of Attempted Murder Wants No Action Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

Albert Clother and Tareef Westby are now free men after shooting victim, Samuel Halliday, told the court that he wants no further action against the men accused of trying to kill him.

Just after 6 p.m. on the evening of Friday, March 22, 2013, gunmen ambushed Halliday as he was standing at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Vernon Street near the stop light. The men opened fire on him and at least five bullets were sent in his direction. One struck him in the lower back but Halliday lived to tell the tale. After two months of investigation, on May 14, 2013, police arrested Clother and Westby, who was 17 at the time. They were arraigned for the attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, dangerous harm and conspircy to commit murder upon Halliday and a Preliminary Inquiry was scheduled to commence on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser.

Halliday was brought to court from the Belize Central Prison where he is being held on remand for a robbery offense. He took the stand and told the court that he wanted no further court action against the two persons accused of trying to kill him. Prosecutor, Inspector Hector Rodriguez, entered no further evidence agaisnt the two accused and Senior Magistrate, Sharon Fraser struck out the case for want of prosecution. Clother and Westby were told they were free to go home.