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Friday, July 29

Crazy Cotton Tree chopping!

Amandala Online: "A young man from Belize City died shortly after 9:00 last night at the Western Regional Hospital after being chopped in the head, allegedly by a minor in the village of Cotton Tree, Cayo District.

The victim, Thaddeus Castillo, 21, a driver of #2520 Corner Mopan and Mahogany Streets, Belize City, had left the city on Sunday, July 24, to stay at an aunt’s house in Cotton Tree for the summer, along with two of his younger brothers.

The aunt, Martina Mercado, age unknown, is the sister of Castillo’s mother, Mrs. Desiree Hemsley.

Our newspaper visited the area in Cotton Tree, where it is said the deadly incident occurred. According to a resident of Cotton Tree, Castillo was chopped with a machete on a back street (the street has no name) in front of an open bushy lot, which is next to a mini-store."