General — 06 October 2015 — by Albert J. Ciego
Carlos “Paraquat” Griffith dies after beat-down

BELIZE CITY, Sat. Oct. 3, 2015–Carlos “Paraquat” Griffith, 63, a resident of Orange Walk Town, survived for four days after he was severely beaten by two men at about 8:30 Monday night near the Orange Walk Town Fire Station on Queen Victoria Street in Orange Walk Town.

    As a result of the vicious beating, Griffith suffered a fractured skull and large abrasions to the back of the head and face. He was declared dead at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital at about 8:35 last night after being in a critical condition.

    His body has since been taken to the morgue where it will undergo a post-mortem examination to certify the cause of his death.

    Police are now looking for the two men who attacked Griffith.

    Police say that Griffith  was sitting by the Orange Walk Fire Station on a stool when two men came up to him, and  an argument erupted between them over the stool, which resulted in the attack. Griffith was found injured and bleeding on the ground and he was first taken to the Northern Regional Hospital, and was then transferred to the KHMH’s Intensive Care Unit.

    Griffith’s assailants escaped by boarding a bus to Belize City, where police believe they live.

    Assistant Superintendent Selwyn Tillett, Commander of Orange Walk Police, reported that they have viewed security camera footage of the area and saw the two men beating Griffith, and they are now trying to find these men.

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