Daniel Myvett applies for Bail in a Murder Case Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

Daniel Myvett remains on remand for a city murder.  His two alleged accomplices, Jamaal Jackson and Talbert Mena, walked free while the jury could not reach a verdict against Myvett and a retrial was ordered. It has been three years and seven months since Myvett’s first trial and since he has been on remand.

Myvett, represented by attorney Alifa Elrington, filed an application seeking bail in 2017 and that application was heard before Justice  Marilyn Williams on Friday, February 16, 2018. The crown was represented by DPP Crown Counsel Porshia Staine-Ferguson.

According to Elrington, her client’s original trial was unfair as the jury had deliberated for under four hours.  She also added that there has been an undue delay in his next trial, which was from 2015 as he has been now on remand for all that while. The crown submitted  that Myvett’s attorney submitted no special reasons or circumstances as to why he should be granted bail.

Justice Williams has reserved her ruling in the matter for Friday, February 23, 2018.

Myvett, Mena, and Jackson were tried in 2015 for the murder of Kabiru Olongundudu, a Nigerian security guard at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, which occurred at midnight on February 15, 2010. During the trial, the court heard that Myvett had a misunderstanding with the security guard and that is why he took things personally and stabbed the deceased.   The other two men were armed with guns but Myvett had a knife with which he allegedly stabbed Olongundudu.