Domestic dispute in Lord’s Bank leads to charges

A couple’s domestic problems landed the husband in the court of Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith on Wednesday.

67 years old Adolphus Barrett, a cabinet maker from Lord’s Bank, Belize District, pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a firearm on his wife, Hadie Barrett, who claims he pointed his licenced 9mm pistol at her, following a misunderstanding at home on Tuesday.

Despite the pleas of attorney Kevin Arthurs that his client was recopvering from cancer sergery and has an ongoing prostate problem, the Chief Magistrate remanded him into the custody of Ladyville Police Station, presumably to keep him away from the complainant, until his next court date on February 24.

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