Teenager charge for the murder of Jamal Anthony Neal Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

On Friday September 13th, a St. John’s  College Junior College student was arraigned for the murder of Jamal Anthony Neal who was killed on July 8th, on Banak Street in Belize City.

18-year-old, Micah Tillett was taken to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with one count of murder. Tillett, who was unrepresented, appeared before Magistrate, Hettie Mae Stewart.

Magistrate Stewart explain to the teenager that due to the nature of the offense, no plea will be taken since the matter is an indictable offense and that he will be remanded to the prison. She also explained to him that on his next court date, he will appear before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Frazer since the matter was assigned to that court.

Tillett now joins, UB Student, Jedd Allan Burgess, who is also on remand at the Belize Central Prison. Both Burgess and Tillett will appear in Court #2 on October 15, 2013 for the first time together, for the murder of 21-year-old Jamal Anthony Neal.

On Monday, July 8, 2013, Neal had just made a phone call to his mother, Marianita Neal to let her know his whereabouts. As he was on Banak Street, he met his untimely death when at about 6:00 that evening, shots rang out in the area. As many as eight gunshots were heard. Reports are that Neal was sitting with a group of persons when two men on a motorcycle rode up on the group and opend fire. Neal was fatally injured. He fell to the ground and by the time the CIB team arrived, his body was taken in the pan of a police pick-up truck where he later died at the KHMH.