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Orange Walk woman beaten by landlord with metal pipe

GeneralOrange Walk woman beaten by landlord with metal pipe

by Charles Gladden

ORANGE WALK, Thurs. Sept. 29, 2022

Jennifer Reneau, 36, a mother of two who was residing on Sapodilla Street in Orange Walk Town, underwent surgery on Thursday, September 29, on her fractured arm, which is one of several injuries she reportedly received when she was allegedly attacked with a metal pipe by her landlord, Eddy Tillett.

According to reports, Reneau had just arrived at her residence after an extended shift at the Northern Regional Hospital, where she works, when she encountered Tillett on the veranda of the residence with a metal pipe, with which he proceeded to attack her.

Reneau, who apparently had told Tillett that she would be moving out of the residence, told 7News that, in addition to her fractured arm, Tillett hit her on every part of her body while she was trying to prevent him from hitting her in the face.

“The babysitter hurried [to] grab my baby and put the baby in the house. Right by the door, everything started when he hit me and I drop. My hand got fractured, and I will need surgery to use my hand. Then I tried to fight him. I kicked him, and then he drop. He came and hit me and then I kicked him and he came in the house. He came and ask me, ‘Will you stay in the house?’ and I told him ‘No, I will not stay in the house’. He says, ‘I need you to come out [of] my house as soon as possible’. I tell him, ’Yes, I will come out, but you can’t just tell me like that. I need to find a house before I have to pay you the rent. I am coming out [of] the house.’ But he never understands that,” Reneau told 7News.

It is unclear what type of tenancy arrangement had existed between Tillett and Reneau, and whether there had been any violation of the terms of that agreement.

Tillett has been charged with three offenses: burglary, wounding, and damage to property, and is expected to appear in the Magistrate Court in Orange Walk on Thursday.

Reneau is searching for a new place to reside and until then she will be staying with a relative at their home.

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