by Khaila Gentle
BELMOPAN, Tues. Aug. 9, 2022
In this Tuesday’s issue of AMANDALA, we reported that Camalote resident Troy Banner had been detained and charged for causing injuries to his 15-day-old baby, and we can now confirm that Banner has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison for committing grievous harm, cruelty to a child, and wounding. Banner appeared unrepresented on
Tuesday in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court, where he was denied bail and remanded until September 13.
The two-week-old infant had been rushed to the hospital over the weekend after suffering a fractured arm, which Banner claimed was caused by the baby falling from a bed. Bruises were also visible on the child’s face and back.
This is the third known instance of alleged child abuse by Banner, who, in 2019, was charged with manslaughter for the death of his 2-month-old son. He has also been publicly accused of child abuse by his ex-common-law wife, who is also the mother of his eldest son.