In the La Ceiba court today at 10:15 a.m., Liz Riggs' attacker was found guilty of attempted homicide. The sentencing hearing will be held in about two weeks, but based on the penal code, he should receive between 15 and 20 years in prison.
This verdict is a huge relief for Liz and the witnesses who were very fearful about what would happen if the attacker was released. He had been held in prison in El Porvenir since two days after the attack and was returned there today after the hearing.
I'll be writing more about the trial after the sentencing hearing.
For the story about what happened, please see these articles:
Update on Liz
A friend in need