Ten Years Behind Bars Sentence for Mr. Lenny Benguche

vlcsnap-2014-03-03-19h42m08s43Justice Troadio Gonzalez on Friday handed down a ten year prison sentence for Lenny Bennett Benguche on his conviction for maim.

Mr. Benguche was found guilty by a jury of causing the leg of his ex-lover Christina Zetina to be s hammerforcibly removed by amputation as a result of her being shot in January of 2008 while she was walking with her new boyfriend in Ladyville, Belize District.

Mr. Benguche was cleared of a charge of attempted murder two years later but a jury could not reach a verdict on the maim charge and Bennett had to be retried.

Ms. Zetina testified in both trials and Bennett unsuccessfully claimed he was elsewhere at the time of the incident.

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