In July of 2014, the private prosecution of Cayo Northeast area representative Elvin Penner was tossed out of Belmopan Magistrate’s Court for lack of evidence.
Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) has planned an appeal and on Tuesday we had an update from attorney Kareem Musa.
Kareem Musa – Attorney
“In relation to the appeal for Penner, no. The grounds of appeal, we have received the notes of evidence from the Magistrate in Belmopan, and we have fourteen days which will expire, I believe, this Friday, within which to file the grounds of appeal. So after that, then a date will be set.
So, we’re looking somewhere October/November for the hearing in the Supreme Court.
A notice of appeal was filed, thereafter the notes of evidence are provided, then the grounds thereafter, which is where we’re at now.”