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The fight against Extradition continues for Deon Bruce Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

Deon Bruce, 32, has been on remand since January 2014 after the then Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith ordered his extradition to the US. He is accused of the fatal shooting which claimed the life of Aaron Carter in Chicago. He is also wanted on other charges including attempted murder and possession of a firearm.

In 2014, Bruce’s attorney at the time, Audrey Matura-Shepherd, was successful in acquiring a stay of extradition for her client. As such, the decision of the Foreign Minister and the order of the magistrate to extradite him are stayed until after his appeal.

That was granted in the courtroom of Justice Michelle Arana on Monday, September 17, 2018 after Bruce’s now-attorney, Anthony Sylvestre, made an application for a writ of habeas corpus. According to Sylvester, his client will remain in Belize and his case in the Court of Appeal is expected to be called up in March 2019.

 
Domestic dispute becomes violent Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

On Sunday, September 16, 2018 at about 9:10 p.m., police visited the KHMH where they observed Rhandy Quilter, a 29-year-old Belizean stevedore of a Faber’s Road address. Quilter was suffering from two stab wounds to the left lower back. Initial investigation revealed that earlier that night, Quilter was at home when he became involved in an argument with his common-law wife, 23-year-old Belizean customer service representative, Jasnique Brakeman. Quilter allegedly punched Brakeman in her face. Brakeman then got a knife and inflicted the injuries to him.

Police are investigating to determine whether any of them will be charged. For the time being, Brakeman is in police custody and according to ACP Alejandro Cowo, she is cooperating. It is not believed that charges will be pressed against her.

Quilter remains hospitalized after surgery but is in a stable condition.

 


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