Malcolm Myers in jail for using deadly means of harm Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Malcolm Myers, 25-years-old, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison pending sentencing which has been delayed after he was found guilty of use of deadly means of harm. He was found guilty on June 20, 2017 before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith

Myers is a Belize City resident, who is accused of shooting 20-year-old Freetown Road resident Trevor Yarde on November 4, 2015. Myers was initially charged with three indictable offenses, attempted murder, dangerous harm, and use of deadly means of harm but instruction from the DPP asked the court to drop the first two charges hence he was tried at the lower court.

Yarde, who has fully recovered from his injury, took the stand in trial and testified to the night he saw the shooter who he identified as Malcolm Myers. According to Yarde, he had just left his cousin’s home on Kelly Street in Belize City and was heading home on Freetown Road when he saw a man wearing no shirt. He said that the man began to hide by a lamppost but he continued to walk and by the time he was about to reach home, he met the man again. That time, he recognized him as Malcolm Myers, someone he knew well. He said Myers had a black and silver gun in his hand which he pointed in his direction and fired a single shot at him and ran off into Lancaster Street. The shot caught him once in his upper left leg.

Although Myers claimed that he was at home playing games, the Chief Magistrate found him guilty. Myers’s mother was called as an alibi but admitted that she was asleep until police officers woke her up to ask for her son. In court, Myers was asked to apologize to Yarde but refused. Myers was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until June 23, 2017 for sentencing.