Menjivar to stand trial at the Supreme Court Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 August 2011 00:00

Mike MenjivarThirty four year old Mike Menjivar who was arrested and charged after he opened fire on the Gang Suppression Unit in Belmopan as they attempted to conduct a search at his home has been committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court.

Menjivar appeared in the Belmopan Magistrate’s court before Magistrate Adolph Lucas where it was determined that there is a Prima Facie case against him in six counts of attempted murder and 6 counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Additionally he is to answer to one count of damage to property. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl Lyn Vidal herself appeared in the matter. To this attorney for Menjivar stated that he would be applying for judicial review on the grounds that the DPP is related to the head of the GSU unit Mark Vidal who is a witness to the case.

After Magistrate Lucas’ determination Menjivar was granted bail of 25 thousand dollars, the same amount and with the same conditions as the bail which had been granted to him in June of this year by the Supreme Court. He is to appear in the Supreme Court on October 4th for the setting of a trial date.