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Frank Garcia Charged for Attempting to Kill His Nephew Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

Frank Garcia,54, appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on Monday, January 20th, to answer to charges of attempted murder, dangerous harm with a deadly instrument and use of deadly means of harm. Garcia is being accused of trying to kill his 23-year-old nephew, Sherwin Garcia on January 12th.

At about 8 p.m. on January 12th, police responded to reports of a chopping incident at #6 Oleander Street. According to police reports, Sherwin Garcia was riding his bicycle when Frank shouted for him. When he turned around, his uncle was already charging at him with a machete and chopped him across the face. Sherwin was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police have not established a motive for the chopping and charged Frank Garcia for the attack on his nephew.

Garcia appeared unrepresented in court as he was read three charges. Due to the serious nature of the offense, no plea was taken since the matter will be dealt with on indictment. Garcia will be remanded at the Belize Central Prison until his next court appearance on March 20th.