Today the case against Osmar Sabido came to a conclusion at the Orange Walk Supreme Court with the prosecution and the defense presenting closing arguments on the case.
During yesterday’s court session the prosecution made a submission for the judge to allow the testimony of three witnesses that would verify that the statement made by the accused during his testimony on Tuesday of last week where he stated that that on the 28th of February 2011, he arrived home from work at around 6:00 in the evening and met Christie at home and she immediately started an argument with him, accusing him of being with another woman, as being a false statement.
Today Judge Herbert Lord upheld the submission made by the prosecution and allowed the three witnesses to take the stand. The first to testify was Bertha Alonzo who stated that Christie was at her grandmother’s wake on market lane while she was conducting a rosary in her memory.
Next to testify were Sandra Carrasco and Carol Ann Chavaria who testified that after the rosary ended at around 6:30 in the evening on the 28TH of February 2011, Christie took them both home. Chavaria further testified that Christie stayed in her company until around 8:05 pm on the night of the incident.
After the witnesses gave their testimony the court was adjourned for 1:30 in the afternoon. At that time the first to deliver their closing statement was the prosecution represented by attorneys Javier Chan, Shanidi Chell and Jaime Burns who discussed the elements of the offense of murder and their belief that everything that was presented during the trial against Sabido has satisfied those elements.
The the defense defended the notion that Sabido was acting in self-defense and Christie Carrasco was the one that wanted to harm him with a knife and in the process of defending himself from her, Christie accidentally received the wounds that eventually lead to her death.
The Orange Walk Chapter of the Supreme Court concluded today at around 4:00 in the evening and will not reopen until the 4th of April. Judge Herbert Lord will be reviewing all the details presented on the case by the prosecution and the defense and will reserve his decision until April 18th, 2016.
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