Police officers Leonard Nuņez and Hallet King found guilty of manslaughter in death of Hilberto Sotz

Former Caye Caulker police officers Leonard Nuņez and Hallet King were found guilty and convicted of manslaughter for the death of Hilberto Sotz on Monday, July 15th at the Supreme Court in Belize City. Nuņez and King had initially been charged with murder in connection with the death of Sotz, who perished while under police custody in June 2015.

The trial against the two former officers has been underway for the past month and included members of the court visiting the police station in Caye Caulker where the incident occurred. The deliberation reportedly lasted for about four hours, and when the jury returned to the court, they read the verdict of guilty against Nuņez and King.

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