Man Jacked and beaten, dies days later Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 January 2014 00:00

The family 45 year-old Don Tillett are trying to piece together what happened in the last 6 days which caused the well-known Belize City resident to suddenly die on Sunday night

 Up until Saturday, he had been hospitalized after Ladyville Police found him on the banks of the Belize River between miles 6 and 7 of the Northern Highway. He had been beaten and left for dead; unfortunate events which occurred after he picked up 3 total strangers trying to give them a lift.

 On New Year’s Day, he was checking on a house off Central American Boulevard, and while heading back home, 3 men asked him for a ride, which he obliged them to. While he was taking them to their supposed destination, one of the men clubbed him over the back of his head rendering him unconscious. When he woke up, he was in the mud and water, and he crawled to the roadside where he was discovered. He realized that his nephew’s car, his $1,800 cellular phone, and $2,000 in cash were all stolen from him.

 He was rushed to the KHMH, where he received medical treatment. Due to his collapsed lung, he had to be placed on life support and in an induced coma. He recovered somewhat, and when he regained consciousness; the professionals at the KHMH told him that he was well enough to go home. He was discharged and according to his family, he remained bed-ridden until Sunday night when he had a sudden change in health.

 His wife realized that his ailments spiked, and though the best efforts were made to save his life, he was pronounced dead at the KHMH. The medical professionals who discharged him have since come under pressure, the family has been requesting that they explain why they felt it necessary to discharge him that early, and why they believe that he was well enough to survive without their care. The KHMH has not given a response to those questions, but the family says that they will press for answers.