Former murder accused, 27 year old Roy Bennett, is headed back to jail Monday after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance, to wit 0.9 grams of cannabis.
He received a nine-month jail term despite his pleas to Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer for leniency and not to be sent to prison. Unfortunately for Bennett, he has five previous convictions for drug related offences and does not qualify for a fine.
Police found the cannabis in a room at Mr Bennett’s residence at Gill Street, Belize City, around 9:30 Sunday morning.
The charges against Moody, Felix and Ryan Bennett were withdrawn.
Roy Bennett had a murder charge in relation to events on the Belcan Bridge in February of 2008 dropped a few years later, and both Emory Felix and Ryan Bennett are also known to the law.