Man remanded on attempted murder charge Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

Delroy Staine Jr., a 19-year-old laborer of Diego Street, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was arraigned on three criminal and indictable offenses on Friday, January 12, 2018. He was taken to court to answer to a stabbing incident which took place on January 2, 2018.

In court, Staine Jr. appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford where the charges of attempted murder, grievous harm, and use of deadly means of harm with a deadly instrument were read to him. Because the charges are indictable offenses, no plea was taken from him. A preliminary inquiry will be held and if there is sufficient evidence, it will be addressed at the Supreme Court at a later date where a plea will be taken from him. Due to the nature of the crime, no bail could be granted to Staine Jr. He was remanded to prison until April 12, 2018.

The allegations against Staine Jr. are that on January 2, 2018, police officers responded to a stabbing incident and visited the Hollywood area in Lord’s Bank. Upon arrival, the victim, identified to them as 23-year-old Javan Young, had been rushed to the BDF Clinic in Ladyville. There, he was seen with stab a wound to the chest and another to the abdomen.

At the time of their arrival, Young was receiving treatment from the BDF medics. When the police attempted to speak to him, the only thing Young could tell them was that he was stabbed by Delroy Staine Jr. An investigation revealed that Young was coming from a shop when he was intercepted by Staine Jr. The two men got into an argument which led to a fist fight. During this altercation, Staine Jr. pulled out a screw driver and inflicted two stab wounds which caused Young’s injuries.

Young was later transported to the KHMH where he was listed in a stable condition. Staine Jr. was detained and charged on January 9, 2018.