Jamie Hope, 18, remanded for attempted murder

Magistrate Dale Lino remanded Jamie Hope, 18, a receptionist and resident of San Pedro, into custody after she pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning, September 24.

Joana Arellano, 33,  a manager at Caye Caulker Plaza Hotel, told police she was with her 14-year-old daughter at the San Pedro Express Terminal in the Tourism Village of Belize City  on September 17, when she was suddenly hit on her forehead with a beerbottle.

Arellano said when she regained her balance, she her assailant- a slim woman  of light browncomplexion.

Fearing for her life, she ran to the dock, where a man known to her as “Tiger” helped her.

A Belize Emergency Response Team ambulance transported Arellano to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where she  was treated.

Hope is also charged with use of deadly means of harm and wounding in connection with the incident and returns to court on Wednesday, November 28.

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