Jason Grant Charged for Death of 64-Year-old Patricia Johnson Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 January 2014 00:00

Jason Grant, 31, appeared in the Belize City Magistrate Court on Monday, January 6th, to face charges of manslaughter by negligence; causing death by careless conduct; driving without due care and attention, driving an unlicensed motor vehicle without third party risk insurance and use of motor vehicle without the consent of the owner.

At about 7 p.m. on the night of Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, police responded to a traffic accident which occurred at the entrance of Bella Vista on the Phillip Goldson Highway. There they met Jason Grant who said he was riding his black Honda motorcycle towards Haulover Bridge when upon reaching Siesta Inn he ran into 64-year-old Patricia Johnson, resident of Bella Vista area. Grant was served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution. Johnson sustained head and body injuries and was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment. However, she later succumbed to her injuries.

In court before Magistrate Dale Cayetano, Grant was unrepresented when the charges were read. No plea was taken since the charges are indictable offenses and Grant was offered bail in the sum of $5,000 plus one surety of the same amount.