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Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:00

At a Special bail hearing at the Supreme Court on Thursday, August 3, 2017 where he was represented by attorney Peta Gar Bradley, Justice Denis S. Hanomansingh granted bail to 29-year-old Cayo resident Errol Smith. Smith was accused of beating up his friend Marlon Peters on July 4, 2017.

Allegations are that Smith and Peters were interacting in Santa Elena on July 4, 2017 when they had a misunderstanding. Smith got enraged and attacked Peters who was knocked unconscious and left to die. Injuries from the altercation led to the death of Peters.

Smith was initially arraigned on July 26, 2017 when he was denied bail and remanded into custody until September 22, 2017 but before the Justice on August 3, he was charged with manslaughter and not murder.

Bail was granted in the sum of $5,000 plus one surety of the same amount. He was ordered to report to the San Ignacio Police Station every Friday effective Friday, August 11, 2017. He was also ordered to attend all court dates until the conclusion of his case. Smith had to surrender all travelling documents to the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court.