Woman charged for stabbing “obsessed” assailant

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A mother of 3 residing in Mahogany Heights, Belize District, is accused of grievous harm despite claims she defended herself from a man she says was obsessed with her, although they do not have a relationship. 24 year old Shannon Smith was read her charges before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith and pleaded not guilty. She was released on bail of $1,000 and her case goes back to court on May 15. On March 13, according to police reports, Erlin Butler Sr. went to Smith’s home and a fight ensued between them during which Butler was stabbed in his chest. According to a relative of Smith, Butler is obsessed with smith even though they do not have a relationship and when he went to Smith’s house she defended herself.[

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