Attacker out on bail after fracturing a man’s jaw Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:00

A Santa Barbara Street man, 29-year-old Jonathan Figueroa, has been accused of fracturing another man’s jaw after an incident ensued on Youth for the Future Drive. The incident that has left 22-year-old Alexander Vasquez hospitalized occurred on June 11, 2017.

According to Vasquez, a man walked up to him and demanded money. After telling him that he did not have any money, he was punched in his mouth by the attacker. Vasquez sought medical assistance and a medico legal form was signed by a doctor who examined and certified his injury as grievous harm.

Figueroa was arraigned on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on a single charge of grievous harm. He was granted bail in the sum of $1,000 plus one surety of the same which he was able to meet. The reason prosecutor in the case, Cpl. Christopher Smith, did not object to bail was in fear of Tropical Storm Franklin that was expected to hit.

He was granted bail on the condition of not interfering with the complainant or his family. He was able to meet bail and is expected back in court on October 6, 2017.