8 years later Ibrahim Smith pleads guilty to manslaughter by negligence Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Almost eight years ago, a sawed off shot gun went off and 17-year-old Shenaine Reyes was fatally injured. The Sadie Vernon student was shot once to the upper left chest area and died on the spot.

On the night of November 16, 2010 at around 8:00 p.m. on Sibun Street at the house of Reyes, Smith, Reyes, and a male person were socializing when Smith took out a sawed off shotgun to show them. During the handling of the gun, it went off and hit Reyes. A post-mortem conducted on the body revealed that she died from exsanguination due to internal and external bleeding caused by gunshot to the chest.

The gunman was later identified as 18-year-old Ibrahim Smith, a Belize City resident and friend of Reyes. Smith was initially charged with but present day, on the eve of his 26th birthday on Monday, March 26, 2018, Smith pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter by negligence. Smith appeared unrepresented before Judge Collin Williams, who has reserved his sentence for April 10, 2018. Until then, Smith will have to sit behind bars.