High school student remanded on attempted murder charges Print
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Thursday, 22 September 2011 00:00

Brandon BennettAn 18 year old student has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison following a stabbing incident which occurred at the Belikin Fest on Saturday September 16th.

18-year-old Brandon Thomas Bennett, a resident of #351 Belama Phase 2 and who claimed he is a student at Excelsior High School in Belize City appeared in Magistrate’s Court #2 before Magistrate Edd P. Usher where he was charged with three counts: one count of attempted murder, one count of dangerous harm, and one count of use of deadly means of harm. He is accused of stabbing Kent Moss whilst at the Belikin Fest on Saturday, September 16th during an altercation.

Bennett who was unrepresented saw the charges read to him and Magistrate Usher informed him that the matters are indictable offenses and no plea was taken from him.  Magistrate Usher explained to him that at a given time, the matter will go through a preliminary inquiry and if there is sufficient evidence the matter will be send up to the Supreme Court for trial.

Magistrate Usher further explained to Bennett that due to the nature of the offenses, bail could not be granted and he will have to apply at the Supreme Court for bail with the assistance of an attorney of his choice.

Brandon Thomas Bennett was then remanded to the Belize Central Prison until November 2nd.

In a report to police, Moss told police that he was at the Belikin Fest socializing when he got into a misunderstanding with Bennett who pulled out a knife and inflicted a single stab wound to his chest area. Moss was rushed to the HKHMH for treatment where he is listed in a stable condition.

The motive for Moss’s stabbing in not certain at this time.