Attorney for Doriann Pakeman explains why only one charge

vlcsnap-2017-01-12-16h42m08s111vlcsnap-2017-01-12-16h42m13s512Dorian Pakeman, the director of the Government press office currently on suspension, was charged on Tuesday in  relation to the traffic accident death of mechanic Dean Dawson.   As we told you last night, Pakeman was charged with a sole charge of causing death by careless conduct. There has been no charge in relation to the traces of cocaine that were found in his system nor the other usual charges in such cases like driving without due care and attention and manslaughter by negligence. He was arraigned at the Magistrate Court in Belize City before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer. Attorney Bryan Neal is representing Pakeman and when our colleagues in Belize City asked how it was that only one charge was brought against Pakeman, he said that it was the directive of the DPP in her wisdom. He also apologized on behalf of his client. Neal also spoke about the penalties that could be ordered for Pakeman.  Pakeman was offered bail of 3 thousand 5 hundred dollars which he met and one surety of the same amount. As part of bail conditions, he is not to leave the jurisdiction without the court’s knowledge. The matter is an indictable offence that will be tried in the supreme court. Pakeman is to return to court on March 10th.

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