7145 Slaughterhouse Road
Belize City, Belize Central America
(+501) 203-2098 or 203-0528
Call Us for More Info or Questions
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Our Main Office Opening Hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNITED DEMOCRATIC PARTY
PEOPLE'S UNITED PARTY
BELIZE PROGRESSIVE PARTY
BELIZE PEOPLE'S FRONT
Number of Seats Won:
5 Candidates
26 Candidates
0 Candidates
0 Candidates
Total Votes/Percentage:
57,374 / 38.34%
88,040 / 58.83%
548 / 0.37%
820 / 0.55%
 
 

Eldon Arzu.00_02_24_18.Still011

Marsden walks for insufficient evidence

After spending three and a half years at the Belize Central Prison, 27-year-old Raheem Marsden was released yesterday when the murder charge against him was withdrawn.  Marsden was on remand after being charged for the death of 30-year-old Alfonso Castillo that occurred on July 21, 2016

After spending three and a half years at the Belize Central Prison, 27-year-old Raheem Marsden was released yesterday when the murder charge against him was withdrawn.  Marsden was on remand after being charged for the death of 30-year-old Alfonso Castillo that occurred on July 21, 2016.  The charge was withdrawn upon request of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.  At the time of the stabbing incident, Castillo was socializing with several persons, a few blocks away from his home on Victoria Street.  An argument ensued and Castillo was stabbed three times and died one week later.  Marsden appeared in the courtroom of Justice Marilyn Williams when the Crown Counsel told the court that they are entering a nolle prosequi.  While Marsden is free, the DPP’s Office can choose to bring back the murder charge if enough evidence is gathered.