19-year-old woman on remand after stabbing common-law husband Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 May 2018 00:00

Renesha Alvarez, a 19-year-old unemployed of Holy Emmanuel Street, was taken to court on Friday, April 27, 2018 after accusations of causing harm to her common-law husband. Unfortunately for Alvarez, that charge of dangerous harm could very well be upgraded to murder if the conditions of her common-law husband should worsen.

In court, Alvarez appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer who explained that a plea would not yet be taken since the matter is being dealt with on indictment. The Chief Magistrate also explained that if there is sufficient evidence, the matter will be sent to the Supreme Court for trial.

The allegations against Alvarez are that on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, she intentionally and unlawfully caused harm to 19-year-old Herman Solis with a knife. She explained that Solis had her in a choke hold so she grabbed a knife and he ran into it and that’s when he got stabbed. According to the police, Solis’s story alleges that Alvarez borrowed his cell phone. It was while using his cell phone that she saw a text from another female and proceeded to stab him.

Prosecutor in the case, Sgt. Mannan Dennison, had objections to bail being granted. According to him, it is in her best interest based on information from the police that members of Solis may attempt to hurt her. He also added that the police are expecting to levy additional charges against Alvarez since Solis’s prognosis is uncertain at this time since he still has two other surgeries to undergo.

The magistrate explained that the offense for which she is being accused is a serious matter and close to one of murder. With that, Alvarez was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until May 24, 2018. The magistrate explained to Alvarez that on that date, depending on the conditions of her common-law husband, it will be reconsidered if she would be granted bail.