15-years for manslaughter

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Hubert Taylor

In its last edition, the Guardian Newspaper reported that Hubert Taylor, charged with the crime of murder, had pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. He was accused of the 2018 murder of Marcos Ack. It took place in Independence Village, Stann Creek on December 17 while Ack was driving a pickup. Taylor reportedly stabbed him to the chest, leading to fatal injuries. As a result, the pickup he was driving swerved off the road and while police arrived on the scene, he died while receiving treatment. Police found Taylor hiding in some bushes on the scene and detained him in relation to the incident. Likewise, they found a knife with human blood on it and found blood on Taylor’s clothes as well.
Taylor was officially arrested and charged for the crime of murder until the matter was struck out but he was again arrested for the crime in August 2019. DNA was taken off Taylor’s clothes, which matched Ack’s blood. In May 2020, Taylor was formally indicted by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for the crime of murder and later that month, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. Just under a year later, that plea has been accepted by the Crown.
Now, less than three years later, Taylor has been sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter effective December 21, 2018. Prosecution in the case was led by Senior Crown Counsel Javier Chan.