Tanya Carter’s robbers sentenced Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:00

After more than a week on remand awaiting sentences in the robbery of popular artist, Tanya Carter, three Belize City teenagers learnt their fate in court on Friday, June 9, 2017. They were all imposed some form of prison time by way of suspended sentences which will only take effect if they are not in adherence to the conditions laid out by the court.

The trio includes two minors, aged 16 and 17, one who is a high school student and the other who is a recent high school dropout, along with 19-year-old Darwin Monroy. Community Rehabilitation Department recommended the conditions for the trio.

In the case of the 16-year-old, he must remain in his school, visit the department once a week, meet with a rehabilitation officer, do a total of 50 hours community service, and enroll in the Apprenticeship Program in default 6 months imprisonment. In the case of the 17-year-old, he must enroll in a school or gain employment. He was placed under curfew and must also enroll in the Community Rehabilitation Department Program where he will visit the center once a week for a year. Monroy must enroll in the Apprenticeship Program and complete it successfully. He must also attend counseling at the CRD program and he was also ordered to do 50 hours community service at the Belize City Magistrates Court effective June 12, 2017.