Attorney Orson Elrington’s Rape Case Advances with Partial Disclosure Received

Attorney Orson Elrington’s Rape Case Advances with Partial Disclosure Received

Attorney Orson Elrington’s rape case was on the docket today at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court.  While Elrington did not personally appear, one of his attorneys, Norman Rodriguez, received a partial disclosure on the matter.  The partial disclosure signals evidence from the prosecution intended to be used for the preliminary inquiry slated for July 26.  It is at the preliminary inquiry that the court will determine if Elrington will be going to trial at the Belize High Court.  According to Rodriguez, the defense team has identified multiple inconsistencies in the evidence presented.

Norman Rodriguez, Attorney: “Well we came before the court today receive further disclosure. There were some discs that were being disclosed by the Director of Public Prosecution and we set a date for the preliminary inquiry and of course the preliminary inquiry will be on the 26th of July however we have up to seven days prior to that date to give notice of our objections and reasons for objections. That’s basically what happened today. We’re set for preliminary inquiry. Naturally if you’ve been following the story you will know that based on the, even if it’s only rumors out in the public you will note that there seems to be some weakness or weakness in this matter that will provide us with a way to determine the grounds on which we will object but we are not saying that is the case, we have to go by our client’s instructions and that is what we’re doing.”

Reporter: Per your last update you guys had said that you had an interest in going to the station where the statements were recorded. Was that done and is there anything that you can say about that exercise ? 

Norman Rodriguez, Attorney: “Well naturally I won’t say much about that but attorney Orson Elrington is a trained attorney, he went alone, I was unable to because God’s Sabbath I was observing so I didn’t come with him. He went and he got what he can from that and we will see if it can be used in the actual objections and on the date if we’re allowed to give oral submissions. I along with the other attorneys so far we have attorney Arthur Saldivar and Senior Counsel Hubert Elrington on this matter but there will be others who will join us if it progresses beyond a certain point.”

Love News understands that Elrington initially hired four lawyers and plans to expand his team of attorneys should the matter go to trial.  The charge against Elrington comes after he was accused of raping a woman in his apartment on January 12.  According to the victim, she and a friend had gone to Elrington’s apartment where the friend allegedly witnessed the rape.  The accused is currently out on an eight-thousand dollar bail.

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