Charged for Attempted Murder of his Uncle Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00

On Monday, December 9th, 2013, 37-year-old, Oliver Peters, an Electrician of #7173 Arlington Drive in Belize City appeared in Magistrate's Court where he was charged with attempted murder.

Peters appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith who did not take any plea from him as he was charged with attempted murder, dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm upon his 44 year old uncle, Thomas Ferguson. After reading out the charges Peters was remanded to custody until January 21, 2014.

Police report that on Saturday, December 7, at about 12:23 a.m., they responded to a stabbing incident at #7173 Arlington Drive in Belize City where they saw 44-year-old Thomas Ferguson, suffering from a single stab wound to the center of his chest.

Ferguson was rushed to the KHMH where he was treated and is listed in a critical condition.

Police say that their initial investigation into the stabbing incident has revealed that at about 12:20 a.m., Ferguson got into an altercation with his nephew, Oliver Peters, who took out a kitchen knife and stabbed him once in the chest area.