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Calderon walks from murder after prosecution enters a Nolle Prosequi Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

Rafael Ramirez Calderon, a resident of San Pedro, is a free man after his murder ended in a nolle prosequi before Justice Colin Williams in the Supreme Court. The 45-year-old was on remand for over four years and on Monday, July 15, 2019, the prosecution entered the nolle prosequi. The trial had commenced just one week prior, but the prosecution soon entered the nolle prosequi when the case’s main witness, John Thomas, could not be located.

Calderon was accused of killing 42-year-old taxi driver, Dionicio Trujillo on May 3, 2015 allegedly because Calderon suspected that he was having an affair with his wife. According to police, Calderon and Thomas were detained in the same cell block at the San Pedro Police Station and that is where Calderon confessed the murder to Thomas. Calderon allegedly hired Trujillo’s taxi services and lured him to a dirt road where he allegedly stabbed him multiple times to the body and cut his throat.

In trial, Calderon was represented by attorney Leslie Hamilton while the crown was represented by Senior Crown Counsel, Shanice Lovelle from the DPP’s office.

 
Charged for having sex with 14-year-old girl Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

A resident of Biscayne Village accused of having sex with a 14-year-old high school girl on July 14, 2019 is on remand at the Belize Central Prison. Veron Crawford was taken to court on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 where he appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Emmerson Banner. He was read the indictable offense of unlawful sexual intercourse. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and due to the nature of the offense, no plea was taken. He was remanded until September 2019. Despite being unrepresented, Crawford’s family was at court and sought the advice of attorney Leeroy Banner and hope to apply for bail on his behalf at the Supreme Court as early as Friday, July 19, 2019.

 


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