Ibrahim Smith charged for the Murder of William Francis Print E-mail
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Monday, 31 December 2012 00:00

Ibrihim19-year-old William Felix Francis was murdered on Sunday, November 25th, and on December 24th, police escorted his alleged killer to the Magistrates Court to face a charge of murder. 20-year-old Ibrahim Smith, a resident of Hill View area, Santa Elena Town, appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he was read the single charge of murder.

According to police, sometime between 12 noon and 1 p.m., Francis was talking with his brother inside their house on Mahogany Street Extension, when a dark complexion male, dressed in black clothing, entered the house and pointed a pistol at both of them.  The gunman asked for someone and that was when Francis’ brother ran and jumped through the window leaving him behind. The gunman opened fire. Francis was shot multiple times and died on the scene. Police recovered 8 expended shells and a slug from inside the house.

Ibrahim Smith was unrepresented in court. Due to the nature of the offense, no plea was taken and bail was not discussed at the Magistrates Court. Smith will be remanded at the Belize Central Prison until his next court appearance on January 31st, 2013.

Smith also has a charge of manslaughter in the death of a Sadie Vernon student for which he was out on bail for.