Students Charged for Stealing Firearm

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Updated: January 22, 2016

Two 19 year old students,Demrey Lewis and Stradi Cassasola, who were charged on Tuesday with a firearm offence, were given additional charges when they appeared today before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza. They were charged for the theft of the firearm the police found them with on January 18, which is valued at $3,000 and is the property of the Government of Belize; they were also charged with handling stolen goods. They pled not guilty to the charges and they were released on bails of four thousand dollars each.  Their next adjouned date is March 11. Cassasola and Lewis had also received bail from Justice Antonette Moore for the firearm offence they were charged with. Their bail at the Supreme Court was $5,000 each and it was on the condition that they report to the police station twice every week, that they attend court on each and every adjourned date and that they do not interfere with the witnesses involved in the case. Lewis was represented by attorney Kathleen Lewis while Cassasola was represented by attorney Oscar Selgado. Crown Counsel Sheneiza Smith represented the Crown.