General — 14 July 2018 — by Roy Davis (freelance reporter)
“I want my baby”, said Peter Bell, 54, charged with aggravated burglary

BELIZE CITY, Tues. July 10, 2018– Peter Bell, 54, an employee of the Moslem Masjid, who resides at 8 Landivar Street, kept saying today in the court of the Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser that he wants his baby after he was arraigned on charges of aggravated burglary, wounding and harm, to all of which he pleaded not guilty.

Bell admitted that on July 7, he went uninvited to the house of Charles Lamb, located at 30 Fabers Road, but he said he did so because he wanted to see his two-and-a-half-month-old baby whose mother is Rachel Lamb, Charles Lamb’s daughter.

He admitted that he struck Charles Lamb on his neck with a machete and caused a wound, but said that it was not intentional.

Bell also admitted that he struck Rachel Lamb on her back with a machete and caused harm to her, but again said that it was not intentional.

Bell said that since the birth of the baby, he has not been able to see her, despite several efforts he has made to do so.

“Every time I ask Rachel for the baby, she tells me that the baby is gone”, said Bell.

He said he has been to the Belize Family Court and to the Family Violence Unit, all to no avail.

“I believe that Rachel has sold my baby”, he concluded.

Bell said he offered to Rachel to have her and the baby stay at his house while he “would sleep in the street,” and she refused. He said he even offered her money, and she refused to take it.

Bell said he became so frustrated and upset that he decided to take matters into his own hands and went to get his baby, and that was how he landed himself in trouble.

Peter Bell was offered bail of $3,000, and his case was adjourned until September 7.

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