Man hospitalized after kiling man who violated his mother

By Benjamin Flowers

Cayo resident, Nevis Betancourth, remains hospitalized this week after he was chopped in an altercation, where he fatally shot his attacker.

Betancourth’s injury was so severe that police have not detained or charged him in connection with the shooting death of 37-year-old Honduran construction worker, Jose Nunez Castellanos.

The men got into an altercation around 9:00 p.m. last Thursday, in which Castellanos pulled a machete and chopped Betancourth to the arm, almost severing it. Castellanos was about to chop him again when Betancourth pulled out his licensed .9mm pistol and shot him several times.

Police took Castellanos to the San Ignacio Community Hospital, where he later died from his injuries less than an hour later. Reports are that the altercation began because Castellanos alleged forced a kiss on Betancourth’s mother, who later called her son to tell him what happened. Beatancourth went down to the restaurant at the corner of Eden Drive and the George Price Highway to confront Castellanos when the altercation ensued.

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