BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 16, 2019– Former Magistrate Norman Rodriguez, who was arraigned on a charge of rape in early May 2017, has not had his day in court since a preliminary inquiry committed him to a trial in the Southern Session of the Supreme Court.
Today, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions confirmed that Rodriguez’s case will come up for mention on June 6 when the Southern Session of the court convenes. At that time, a date will be set for the court to proceed with the trial, Amandala was told.
Rodriguez is accused of the rape of his former common-law wife. The incident allegedly occurred in April 2017, at Rodriguez’s house when he was stationed in Dangriga Town as a magistrate. Since then, Rodriguez’s contract with the Government of Belize has expired and has not been renewed.
Rodriguez is a trained attorney and will soon get a chance to practice his craft in the Belmopan Supreme Court when he will represent one of the accused murderers in the sensational beheading murder case involving Danny Mason.