Kevaughan Middleton arraigned on chargers of attempted murder and wounding
A Belize City man mourning the death of his two-year-old child was remanded to the Belize Central Prison today on several charges. Twenty-four-year-old Kevaughan Middleton was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court his afternoon on one count of attempted murder, one count of wounding, and one count of use of deadly means of harm upon security guard, Kelvin Todd. Middleton was also charged with one count of kept unlicensed firearm and one count of kept unlicensed ammunition. He could not enter a plea with respect to the violent crimes as they will be handled in the High Court of Belize but entered a plea of not guilty for the firearms offenses. He was remanded to prison until September 14. At his arraignment he asked to know what he could do to attend his child’s funeral and was told he would need to apply to the prison. If his application was accepted, he would be escorted to the funeral by a prison officer. Middleton’s charges stem from Todd’s shooting which occurred on Wednesday July 5. Todd was shot to the back and the waist on Reggae Street around 4:25 that evening.