Jared Ranguy Appears In Court
Jared Ranguy, the man charged with killing his stepfather, mother, and sister, is expected to stand trial in a month in Justice Sandcroft’s courtroom in Belize City. As we’ve reported, Ranguy could face up to three life sentences of imprisonment. He stands accused of the shocking triple murder in November 2012 on Marage Road, Ladyville Village. In court this morning, Ranguy did not accept a guilty plea and indicated to Justice Sandcroft that he would want to represent himself during the trial. The court then relieved attorney Orson O. J. Elrington of his duties. Before we get to Elrington’s comment, we bring you an interview with Rene Skeen, the brother of Karen. Skeen, along with other family members and friends, were in the courtroom today, hoping that the family would get justice.
Rene Skeen, Family of Victims: “Earlier this morning we came in and the defendant Jared fired his attorney again Mr. OJ Elrington and with that said the judge decided to proceed with the case at 1:00 o’clock this afternoon. You saw he came out of court where he apparently had another representative that requested three months. The judge denied that and told him that he could get one month meaning the case will hold up again until May 2nd. So that’s where we are at this point we have to come back to court on May 2nd. This has been going on for 10 years and we feel good you know why because we believe in the justice system and whatever happens we will have to live with however we trust the system, we believe it’s going to work, we can’t have somebody think they can come and kill family members and or anybody for that matter and think that it’s OK to just walk away so we believe in the justice system. We want justice for our family.”
Reporter: are you prepared to go through with remembering what happened?
Rene Skeen, Family of Victims: “Even if we are not we will, we have to. Because at the end of the day it’s not about us it’s about my sister.”
Reporter: Has the family forgiven him?
Rene Skeen, Family of Victims: “That’s a good question. I can’t talk on the family but personally I hope one day God will put it in my heart to do it but at this point no. No.”