Danny Anderson, to stand trial for the murder of Joyce Mitchell! Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 October 2011 00:00

Danny AndersonOn Thursday October 20th , Danny Anderson, a known associate of a street gang in Belize City saw his murder case committed to the Supreme Court for trail at the January 2012 session of the Supreme Court. He will be tried for the murder of 19-year-old Joyce Mitchell a resident of Sibun Street in Belize City who was gunned down as she sat on the back of a car on Wednesday, June 17th, 2010.

The 26-year-old’s Preliminary Inquiry commence on Thursday October 20th in Court #1 before Chief Magistrate, Anna Marie Smith where he saw a paper committal occur in which he did not challenge any of the evidence that the police had against him. At the end of the paper committal the Chief Magistrate told Anderson that there is sufficient evidence against him and that a prima facie case had been established which means that he will have to answer to the charge of murder in the shooting death of Joyce Mitchell.

Anderson who was unrepresented during his PI was told his rights to alibi witnesses and that’s when he was informed that he could present the names of his witnesses or he could do so in writing within 7 days.
  Anderson indicated to the court that he has as many as three alibi witnesses including two women and a man whom he said can testify that he was elsewhere at the time when he is accused of committing the crime.

On Wednesday, June 17th, sometime before 6:00 p.m., a lone gunman believed to have been wearing a white t-shirt, black pants with a black piece of cloth over his face, stood at the intersection of Sibun Street and Vernon Street where he yelled watch out and that’s when he opened fire in the direction of where Mitchell was along with others including children.

One female that was sitting with Mitchell said she grabbed her and tried to hide but Mitchell had already been hit once in the head. The shot went through her temple and exited on the other side of her head. She was rushed to the KHMH for treatment but only lived for two hours before succumbing to her injuries.