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Sentencing of Danny Mason and co-defendants deferred until Friday

Mason and 4 others have been found guilty of the murder/beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas

BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 13, 2020– The sentencing of Danny Mason and his four co-defendants, who were all found guilty of murder for the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas on December 3, 2019, was to have occurred on Friday at the Belmopan Supreme Court.

The sentencing was deferred until today, Monday, July 13, and now, it has been further deferred until Friday, July 17.

On Friday, attorney Bryan Neal, the attorney for one of the convicted men, told the media that the sentencing was deferred due to an administrative technicality. Neal told the media that, among other matters, Danny Mason’s lawyer, Dexter Todd of Guyana, was not available.

Also, Justice Antoinette Moore’s tenure had expired, and a renewal of her contract was necessary before she could sentence Mason and his cohorts.

The convicted men are William “Danny” Mason, Ernest Castillo, Ashton Vanegas, and brothers Keiron and Terrence Fernandez.

Neal said that the men had lodged an appeal in December after they were found guilty. His clients have 21 days to appeal after they have been sentenced.

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