Noh Mul destruction case moved to Belize City Court

The case against UDP standard bearer Denny Grijalva over the  destruction of the Noh Mul archaeological site, was setback in court today  in the Corozal Magistrate’s Court. In 2013, Denny Grijalva’s employee at DeMar’s Stone Company, destroyed the
ancient Mayan monument when excavating for material for road building. The damage to the site caused major national and international outcry and charges were eventually filed against Grijalva and his foreman , Javier Nunez.  Today, for the second vlcsnap-2015-03-12-11h33m10s19
time, the case came befre the court in Corozal. When court convened this morning, the Prosecutor in the case indicated to the Court that the files were just handed over to him last night and he asked the Magistrate for another adjournment.  Grijalva’s
defence attorney objected to an adjournment saying that the matter has been pending for the last two years, and asked Magistrate Hurl Hamilton to either proceed with the starting of the case of strike out the matter. The Magistrate gave the Prosecution a ten-minute recess to decide whether they are prepared to start the case or the case would be thrown out.  In the end, the magistrate
decided to r recommend that the case be moved to Belize City so that proper attention could be given to the matter. The case will now be in Belize City Magistrate’s court on Friday March 13
.

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