Earlier this week 61 year old Tony Anthony, also known as “Peter Tosh,” was read a charge of grievous harm which authorities indicated may be upgraded to maim.
Anthony, a former police officer, was charged on Monday and remanded for the injury to Wayne Anthony, with whom he got into a confrontations when the younger man reportedly came to his yard in Lemonal, Belize District, on December 2, and threw stones at him.
He is now out on bail of $2,000 after paying $500 in cash and the rest in bond.
Tony Anthony’s charge cannot be upgraded, because the police have not obtained a statement from the alleged victim, who is now reported to be in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City, and unable to speak. His middle finger was reportedly severed by the machete that Tony Anthony wielded, although he tearfully told Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith that he was provoked by Wayne Anthony into responding.
He returns to court on February 12.