Man charged for 2014 murder

Twenty-three year old Carlos Casanova Jr, an employee of a block factory in Corozal Town, hopped on one leg today into the court of the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith so that he could be arraigned on a charge of murder. Casanova was charged with the murder of 29 year old mark Massam Jr., who was hacked to death with a machete around 9 p.m. on December 9, 2014, on College Road in Corozal town. Police reports are that when they arrived at the scene they saw Casanova inflicting chop wounds to Massam who was on the ground and they told Casanova to stop and he refused. The police said they fired warning shots and when Casanova ignored them they shot him in his upper left leg. The bullet, fired from a rifle, tore a chunk out of Casanova’s leg. He was admitted to ward at Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Four months and 2 weeks later he was discharged from the hospital with the bullet still in his leg. Although he could only hobble on one leg he was brought to court for his arraignment. Casanova was remanded into custody until July 15.

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