Former Police Officer Elmer Nah Ordered to Stand Trial for Triple Murder

Former Police Officer Elmer Nah Ordered to Stand Trial for Triple Murder

Elmer Nah will be standing trial later this year for a 2022 triple murder.  The former police officer saw the preliminary inquiry completed this morning in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court.  At the end of this procedure, the Chief Magistrate ordered that Nah stand trial in the High Court.  Prosecuting the matter are Alifa Elrington of the DPP’s Office and Terrence Williams, the special prosecutor from Jamaica who was brought in for this particular court matter.  Elrington spoke to Love News on this morning’s court proceedings.

Alifa Elrington, Prosecutor: “This morning two things happened. One there was an objection with respect to some evidence that we were putting in on the last occasion that we were actually in court. We made reference to the evidence and the defense raised an objection with respect to the evidence but we were able to show the court that the defense had full knowledge of the evidence, nothing that we representing on that day was new to the defense. The Chief Magistrate agreed and we were able to actually submit the final documentation for the preliminary inquiry with all the necessary evidence that was in the police possession to the court for the preliminary inquiry. Then secondly because of the challenge by Mr.Jones on behalf of Mr.Nah to the preliminary inquiry the Chief Magistrate made her decision and Mr.Nah was committed to the high court for trial. Well the matter was committed to the next session as required by law which is on the 12th of June.”

Several family members of the victims gathered outside the courtroom this morning, satisfied that the matter will proceed to a higher court.  Dion Pascascio spoke to Love News indicating that the family’s focus is not on the accused but rather the wheels of justice.  

Dion Pascascio, Relative of Murder Victim: “We are extremely grateful that we have come to place. We’ve been coming to the court for every session because we want to see things move ahead. For us you know the case and getting justice is going to bring closure. We know how the system operates in terms of there is a procedure you have to go through and at the end of the day then a verdict will be made but for us as the family it is going to help us that the process is moving along. Right now we are very happy that we have come to this place and so we know going forward it will be dealt with at the Supreme Court level and so we’re that one step closer to getting some verdict or to bring closure to the case. Well we’re hoping that it would be moved forward efficiently timewise. We don’t want it to be dragging on and on and you know not making any kind of progress and we just want to see justice serve. Like we said we are a praying family. Our faith and trust is in God, that God is going to bring justice and so for us you know we’re just trusting God that everything is going to work out and we’ll be continuing what we’ve been doing all along which is just praying and trusting God to work the process out for us.”

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