Micah Goodin a no show in court Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

Back in November 2016, the People’s United Party held an election for a new Belize Youth Movement president. Karim Adle Sr., father of one of the candidates that ran in the election, was accused of physically assaulting Micah Goodin, a PUP youth operative. Goodin was an active supporter of Ivan Valencia, the opponent of Adle.

Adle Sr., 55-years-old, was charged with common assault after Goodin alleged that Adle Sr. walked up to him, pushed him in the chest, choked him with both hands, and pinned him against the wall. The incident occurred on Saturday, November 5 and on Tuesday, Novmber 8, Adle Sr., was arraigned. In his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty and was offered bail of $6,000.

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the case for the prosecution crumbled. Goodin failed to show up as the 6-months-later case is now “water under the bridge.”  Prosecutor in the case Cpl. Christopher Smith also informed Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser that the statements regarding the matter were not signed. Adle’s attorney Michelle Chebat asked that the case be struck out for want of prosecution. Senior Magistrate Fraser agreed and Adle Sr. was freed of the charge against him.