Crime General — 15 August 2014 — by Rowland A. Parks

BELIZE CITYKenrick Longsworth, the son of Lavern “Anti-Christ” Longsworth, who is serving an 8-year sentence for manslaughter, was remanded to prison today on charges of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, dangerous harm, robbery and burglary.

Longsworth was arraigned before Magistrate Hettie Mae Stewart on five charges, three of which are indictable offences, which include attempted murder, dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm upon Fatima Figueroa with a deadly instrument, a firearm.

He was additionally charged with one count of robbery and one count of burglary.

Before remanding him to prison until his next court date on September 25, Stewart explained to Longsworth that her court was unable to grant him bail.

Police charged Longsworth with the broad daylight shooting of Fatima Figueroa, which occurred on July 13, at Public’s Supermarket Pharmacy, located on East Collet Canal Street.

On Sunday, July 13, the pharmacy was held up at gunpoint. When, Figueroa, a cashier at the pharmacy, refused to hand over money to the robbers, one of the two armed robbers shot her.

The Public’s employee, who has since recovered from the gunshot injury to the left side of her abdomen, was able to assist police in their investigation of the month-old robbery that led to the arrest of Longsworth, who is no stranger to police and the courts.

Police have also alleged that Longsworth, during the robbery of the pharmacy, robbed Cherry Flowers, a customer, inside the establishment.

Flowers was robbed of her purse, which is valued at $20, and which contained $400 in cash, two keys and two passports, along with a TC Verizon cellphone valued at $275.

Longsworth also was booked on one count of burglary for an incident that occurred in Fresh Pond, Burrell Boom, on August 11, almost one month after he had been on the run from police for the Public’s armed robbery.

According to police, Longsworth burglarized the home of Antonetta Gillett at 18 Fresh Pond and allegedly made off with $6,214 worth of household items, which included electronic devices, computers, laptop batteries, cell phones, an assortment of computer games, and groceries.

Longsworth pleaded not guilty to the burglary and robbery charges, which will be heard summarily.

Longsworth has a number of criminal cases pending before the Belize City Magistrate’s Court.

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