Remanded after pleading guilty to wounding Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

A Belize City man who claimed that he was drinking when he attacked a man he knew and stabbed him for no reason pleaded guilty to wounding in trial on June 20, 2017 before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith. The man, 33-year-old Danny Maskall, has been remanded to prison until June 29, 2017 and is awaiting sentencing. In trial, the victim, Clive Sutherland, was present to testify against him when he changed his plea.

Maskall has been accused of stabbing Sutherland 3 times to the body on February 1, 2017. He was stabbed to the chest and upper back. According to reports, Sutherland was walking on Partridge Street when Maskall approached him and asked where he could get some water for a vehicle. Sutherland showed him and that was when Maskall attacked him. Sutherland claims that although they got into a struggle, Maskall was able to stab him 3 times.

When asked in court why he committed the crime, Maskall said that he was drinking earlier that night with friends. Maskall was very apologetic to Sutherland and Sutherland said that while he accepted Maskall’s apology, the matter is now in the hands of the court.