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Feb 4, 2016

Doctor Recovering From Brutal Attack During Home Invasion

Marcos Rugama

In late January, thirty-seven year old Ian Blair was stabbed to death while he visited Nicaraguan Doctor Marcos Rugama at his home on Simon Lamb Street, Belize City. Three thieves went into the house while the urologist was pining out clothes on the verandah and Blair was inside. The robbers attacked both men, but Blair was stabbed multiple times and died. Rugama was more fortunate and survived to tell police of what transpired during the home invasion at about one-thirty on the morning of January twenty-seventh. Today, his colleagues at the K.H.M.H. wished him a speedy recovery.


Adrian Coye

Dr. Adrian Coye, C.E.O., K.H.M.H.

“I just want to say that he is well and we are all rooting for him to come back to work in a positive frame of mind. I think anyone who had an experience like that; there is no telling how you respond to that. Interpersonal violence is just what it is and we are sorry for the loss of life that has happened and we hope that Doctor Rugama and all those who are related to the incident can come back to us in good health and good frame of mind.”


Eighteen-year-old Windell Thurton, twenty-one-year-old Max Orosco and nineteen-year-old Byron Flowers, all of Belize City, were charged for Blair’s murder.  They are also facing charges of Aggravated Burglary, Attempt Murder, Dangerous Harm and Use of Deadly Means of Harm. 

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