Richard Russell remanded to prison for not showing up in court Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 November 2011 00:00

Well known Belize City figure, Richard Russell, a resident of Central American Boulevard,  was remanded to prison for one night by Justice Herbert Lord for failure to appear on time in the Supreme Court for the commencement of his trial.

It was not until about 30 minutes after the start of his case that Russell appeared in the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning.  By this time, Justice Lord had already issue a bench warrant for his immediate arrest.

He was immediately detained and placed in the holding cell at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. He  was not held at the Queen Street Police Station, but instead he was remanded overnight at the Belize Central Prison since a warrant had been made for him to be remanded there.

Richard Russell’s case of rape was set to begin on Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court.

Prosecutor Kaysha Grant was prepared to start the case when Russell failed to appear on time. This delayed the selection of a jury and those who were in court, were sent home and told to report on a later date.

We understand that Russell will be brought down from prison and taken before the Supreme Court judge where he will have to answer why he failed to show up in court on time.