BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 29, 2018– On Friday night, social media was abuzz with news of a stabbing murder in the Vista Del Mar area of Ladyville, but as the reports of what had transpired became clearer, it became apparent that the murder may have been a crime of passion.
The family of the man accused of murder, Robert Brown, was at the Magistrate’s Court all morning waiting for police to bring him to the court.
Police brought Brown late in the morning, but took him back until the afternoon session of the court when he appeared before Magistrate Michelle Trapp, along with his attorney, Kareem Musa.
Brown is a resident of Ladyville and is a heavy machine operator.
Magistrate Trapp read to him the single count of murder, which stated that on Friday, January 26, “you murdered Gavin Earl Palmerston, in Ladyville, in the Belize Judicial District.”
After reading the charge to Brown, 37, Magistrate Trapp asked him if he understood what she had just read to him.
Brown indicated that he understood.
Magistrate Trapp then informed him that her court could not offer him bail for the offense of murder, and that he would be remanded to the Belize Central Prison until his next court date, March 28.