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Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

A preliminary inquiry whether or not Bert Vasquez is to stand trial at the Supreme Court for the murder of 13-year-old Jasmine Lowe concluded that he is to face that trial. Vasquez was committed to stand trial in the San Ignacio Magistrate's court by Magistrate Narda Morgan.

In court Vasquez's attorney, Simeon Sampson submitted that a doctor could not specify what the victim, Jasmin Lowe's cause of death was. He added that there were no witnesses or direct evidence to connect Vasquez to the murder. For her part DPP Cheryl-Lynn Vidal submitted that there is enough circumstantial evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Vasquez committed the crime. After hearing both sides of the argument, Magistrate Morgan committed Vasquez to stand trial at the next session of the Supreme Court.

Vasquez was charged with Jasmine Lowe's murder on June 22nd. Lowe had gone missing on Monday June 4 as she was going to her mother's beauty salon located on the Bullet Tree Road. Her Body was found on Wednesday, June 6, at around 12:30p.m. a mile and a half on the Cristo Rey Road in the Cayo District.

When police took Vasquez into custody, scenes of crimes technicians processed the vehicle and came up with a ring and hair inside the vehicle.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 13:44