General — 04 November 2017 — by Roy Davis (freelance reporter)
Joshua Gillett, 20, charged with attempted murder

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Nov. 1, 2017–Fisherman Joshua Gillett, 20, a resident of 46 West Collet Canal Street, was charged with attempt ed murder when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford.

Gillett was also charged with dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm. Senior Magistrate Ford explained to him that she would not take a plea from him because the offences he is charged with are indictable.

She also explained to him that the court could not consider offering him bail until after 3 months have passed. He was remanded into custody until December 21.

According to the allegation against him, on October 29, Gillett went to James Swazo’s home and shot him twice.

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