Shorty knocked down and killed; 20-year-old charged Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

On Monday, December 3rd, 20-year-old Amrick Escobar appeared in Magistrate's Court before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith. Escobar, who was represented by Attorney, Michael Peyreffitte, was charged with manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct, driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention and driving a  motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit.

The Chief Magistrate took his plea for driving the motor vehicle without due care and attention and driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit for which he pleaded not guilty to.

No plea was taken on the charges of manslaughter by negligence and causing death by careless conduct, as these two will be dealt with on indictment.

He was offered bail in the sum of $5,000, $1,000 of which must be paid in cash, and the balance of $4,000 was a signed surety. His bail was set with conditions that he surrender all his travel documents including his passport which he claims has expired. He also cannot apply for any other travel document, including a passport, while the matter is before the court; and he cannot leave the country without the court's permission. He must also report to the Ladyville Police Station every Monday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Escobar is due back in court on January 22nd, 2013.

Police report that on Friday at around 10:45 p.m., Escobar was driving a blue Dodge Avenger from the direction of Chetumal Street towards Belize City on the Phillip Goldson Highway, when reaching an area between miles 2 and 3, he knocked down 43-year-old Esmond Rudolph Wright, who was riding a bicycle in the area in front of Traveller’s Bar. The impact caused Wright to be flung into the air hitting the car's windshield before hitting the pavement. Wright sustained massive head and body injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.
During the incident Escobar was accompanied by a female friend.