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Screen_shot_2011-05-30_at_8.06.58_PMOrange Walk District recorded its 5th murder last night after 26 year old Alberto Atarnan Tutt was killed execution style. The 26 year old was shot four times at around 11:00 last night while hanging out at his mothers house located on the Belize Corozal Road. The incident has left Tutts family shaken and Police looking for answers as they try to figure out who would have wanted Tutt dead and why.

Carmelita Perez- Reporting

Blood stains mark the spot where 26 year old Alberto Atarnan Tutt, better known as Chopy, was murdered execution style. The gruesome incident happened sometime after 11:00 last night while Tutt was hanging out at his mother’s house.

Before Tutt was shot four times, once on the head and three times on the back, he was sitting outside his mother’s home on this red bucket accompanied by one of his friends. During their conversation reports are Tutt told his friend that he felt as if someone was watching him. A few minutes after, the friend decided to go home leaving Tutt all alone.

Reports are that prior to his death Tutt was already receiving threats from a certain individual with whom he had an altercation a few months ago. In fact, according to Tutt’s mom Ortencia, the last time her son was threatened was last night minutes before his murder.

Ortencia Tutt- Mother of Deceased

“Cuando yo vine el me dijo mami sabes quién me llamo, Chema me llamo, ella es su ex mujer no se que ella le dijo pero él me dijo que después que ella lo lamo su hijo de Mathew Williams le mando un text eso fue lo que él me dijo. Después me dijo que el le mando un text a él y le dijo te acuerdas cuando te saque debajo de la cama porque ellos tenían problemas y le dijo igual como te hice a ti se lo puedo hacer a tu papa. Y luego el me dijo mami ya le mande como cinco text pero no me contesta ahorita le voy a mandar otro y yo le dije hijo trata de evitar problemas y mejor deja de estar metiéndote con esa gente porque ya habían tenido problemas. Pero yo no sé después que paso porque yo me fui a acostar y luego el salió y después volvió a entrar para decirme mama ya me voy. El estaba esperando a una muchacha que le haga text y me dijo y me voy esa mujer ni me va a hacer text.”

But Tutt did not go home as he told his mother…instead he waited outside a bit longer and that is where his life was ended.

The family strongly suspects the man who shot the 26 year old took him by surprise. It is believed that the murderer made his way into the yard through the back and shot Tutt several times from behind.

Ortencia Tutt- Mother of Deceased

“No podía ni moverme yo espere un buen ratito y después abrí la puerta de enfrente y me fui porque tenía miedo que estén allá atrás todavía y fui hablar a mi vecino y ellos vinieron conmigo y después se amontono la gente, yo pensé que el va se hubiera ido pero no el estaba sentadito allá.”

Carmelita Pérez- Repórter

“Como encontró usted a su hijo cuando salió a fuera para buscarlo?”

Ortencia Tutt- Mother of Deceased

“Estaba embrocado allí y ya lo habían matado.”

Carmelita Pérez- Repórter

“Todavia estaba sentado allí?”

Ortencia Tutt- Mother of Deceased

“No, estaba caído el.”

Carmelita Pérez- Repórter

“cuantos disparos le habían dado?”

Ortencia Tutt- Mother of Deceased

“Pues la verdad como yo estaba todavía adormitado cuando oye los tiros, no conté cuanto pero dicen que cuatro le toco a él, tres en su pulmón y uno en su cabeza tiene.”

Carmelita Pérez- Repórter

“No escucharon ustedes movimiento?”

Screen_shot_2011-05-30_at_8.09.24_PMOrtencia Tutt- Mother of Deceased

“Nada, nada, nada, no insultaron, no hablaron, nada solo los tiros escuchamos, él ni se quejo ni si quiera, él ni grito si quiera solo yo les dije a ellos paga el fan porque si es él lo voy a escuchar que se está quejando y cuando lo apagaron yo les dije si es mi hijo, si es a tu tío que mataron porque estaba ya agonizando y se estaba ahogando.”

By the time Tutt’s mom and neighbors combed the area the murderer had already disappeared into the night. The only sound that was heard was dogs barking and according to neighbors who spoke to us off camera apart from the sound of shots being fired nothing else was seen or heard.

Today as the mother of another murder victim prepares to lay her son to rest she says she wants justice.

Ortencia Tutt- Mother of Deceased

“Solo Dios sabe lo que va a pasar porque yo no puedo hacer nada. Yo quiero justicia porque no es justo que lo agarraran de espalda, porqué de espalada lo agarraron si sentado estaba. No es justo que hagan eso porque si son tan hombres porque no lo enfrentaron, porque lo tiraron. Pero es que ellos ya tenían problemas el ya lo había pegado y por eso estaba preso también porque le pego a el muchacho.”

So far police have one person detained for questioning. That individual we understand was seen circling the area several times prior to Tutt’s death.

Police found four 9mm expended shells at the scene of the murder. Alberto Atarnan Tutt leaves behind one son, his parents, two brothers, one sister and a host of other family and friends.

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