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Caribbean Court of Justice says Hernan Manzanero is still guilty

The Caribbean Court of Justice has ruled for a stay on the murder convicition of Hernan Manzanero. (CCJ VO STARTS) Manzanero was arrested and charged for the 2011 murder of Domiciano Quixchan who was found dead in a feeder road in San Antoino Village, Cayo District. The ruling from the CCJ looked at the rulings of the Court of Appeals as well as the initial trial without a jury and noted that, “This appeal concerned the trial judge’s role and the importance of fairness in judge alone trials. Mr Manzanero had given a statement to the police in which he admitted to killing the deceased. At the trial, he applied to have that statement thrown out as not having been given voluntarily. At the hearing of the Application, known as a voir dire or a trial within a trial) the trial judge threw out the statement but stated that she did not believe Manzanero when he claimed that he had been beaten by the police. The trial judge proceeded with the trial and found Manzanero guilty.”

The Caribbean Court of Justice has ruled for a stay on the murder convicition of Hernan Manzanero.  Manzanero was arrested and charged for the 2011 murder of Domiciano Quixchan who was found dead in a feeder road in San Antoino Village, Cayo District.  The ruling from the CCJ looked at the rulings of the Court of Appeals as well as the initial trial without a jury and noted that, “This appeal concerned the trial judge’s role and the importance of fairness in judge alone trials. Mr Manzanero had given a statement to the police in which he admitted to killing the deceased. At the trial, he applied to have that statement thrown out as not having been given voluntarily. At the hearing of the Application, known as a voir dire or a trial within a trial) the trial judge threw out the statement but stated that she did not believe Manzanero when he claimed that he had been beaten by the police. The trial judge proceeded with the trial and found Manzanero guilty.”