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Oct 16, 2017

Why Was Santa Elena’s German Flores Beaten into Coma?

German Flores

Twenty-seven-year-old German Flores, a resident of Hill View area in Santa Elena, is clinging to life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital tonight, after being beaten to a bloody pulp over the weekend by a pair of attackers.  Flores was on his way home in the wee early hours of Sunday morning when he was accosted by two men who physically assaulted and struck him repeatedly over the head with a rock.  The near-fatal beat down has left Flores unconscious at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and his mother is desperately searching for answers.  This morning, Sandra Lopez told News Five that while her son has a drinking problem he’s not known as a troublemaker in that community.


Sandra Lopez, Mother of Assault Victim

“My son get beaten badly with stone and he, I don’t know how to explain.”


Isani Cayetano

“What happened over the weekend that resulted in your son getting badly injured?”


Sandra Lopez

Sandra Lopez

“The police went on Saturday morning at 4:30 at my house and they gave me the news that they find my son in really bad condition, not responding and they told me that they sent him to the Belize hospital and I don’t know how fu seh this.”


Isani Cayetano

“Where did this happen and was this witnessed by anybody?”


Sandra Lopez

“Yes, we get lots of witness weh dehn sih what happened, that my son was coming home at twelve o’clock in the night and dehn see two guys come and start to beat he with a stone.  One witness say he holla to them, leave da guy alone.  They ran and that’s it, my son just fall there and the only thing weh I know, my son is really bad in the hospital here in Belize.”


Isani Cayetano

“He is in a coma.  What is the doctor saying insofar as his chances?”


Sandra Lopez

“The doctor said he’s really bad, he’s bleeding from the brain because he got four fractures on his [skull] and he’s bleeding through his ears and his mouth and doctor just said mek we be prepared for something.”


Isani Cayetano

“And right now your concern is that you believe that the police aren’t doing enough to try to figure this out.”


Sandra Lopez

“They’re not investigating because dah one thing, the police just pick up my son and left my son’s slippers there, no, his tennis, his shirt.  My son-in-law picked up those things, the police just ker the stone and they’re not saying nothing, nothing.  We went last night.  They’re not investigating nothing, we have to go out and investigate, but thank God I’ve got lots of friends, my son, my son got many friends and they’re helping me with the investigation because last night we get like four information but I can’t work pan it because I’m taking care of my son right here.”

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1 Response for “Why Was Santa Elena’s German Flores Beaten into Coma?”

  1. Mrs Lopez says:

    The family of German Flores has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with mounting medical bills for necessary hospital care and surgeries. Please consider helping, any amount is cherished and appreciated.

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