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Shooting in Central Farm, Cayo

Last week, we reported on an incident in which 67-year-old Hilderbrant Robateau shot his common-law-wife to the thigh. According to ACP Joseph Myvett, the shooting was a result of a dispute between Robateau and his common-law wife.

ACP Joseph Myvette: Nihily Robateau visited the San Ignacio Police station sometime around 7:30 pm and reported to the Police that he had a domestic dispute with his wife and as a result of that he shot his wife. He then handed in his license 16 gauge shotgun and two cartridges to the Police. As a result the Police visited his home which is located in Central Farm on the Baking Pot Rd. Upon arrival the investigation revealed that Rosa Gamez was in her kitchen conversing along with her daughter when the accused Mr. Robateau entered sometime around 6:30 PM and fired a shot from his shotgun which caught Rosa Gamez who is his common law wife to the left thigh. She was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital and later to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

In court today, Robateau was charged with attempted murder, dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm.  He pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison until October 2nd.