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Fifteen days after he was brutally beaten and alleged tortured by his employer and cousin, 42 year old Mark Villanueva was able to relate his story. Today he spoke to us from his home and tried to remember as much as he could of what he describes as his worst nightmare. According to him, the last thing he remembers is being dragged for about quarter of a mile from his farm while tied behind a vehicle.


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“I was with this guy Beto Hall and I work with him and it look like he got high that night and he accused me of a weed eater and money and I left him at his camp and I went to my camp and I went to sleep and when I got up I just felt that somebody just club me on my head with something hard and from there I don’t remember nothing else until I felt he grab me again and drag me behind a car and tied me up on my hands and took me by the camp and put some weed eater beside of me and told me that I stole his weed eater and then he knocked me out completely this time and when I recall again I am at Belize hospital and all my hands are scarped up all over on my head and back and forth and I did take nothing from him God knows I no take nothing from him, the guy probably was drunk or sniffed up something.”

Reporter


“How far is your camp from his?”


Mark Villanueva Survivor


“About a quarter mile”


Reporter


“So you believe you were dragged for quarter a mile tied up your hands?”


Mark Villanueva Survivor


“I still have two of my hands numb, numb and you can see all the marks them and I can only recall he was stamping me on my head and saying where is my weed eater and my money and one of the knock he gave me I want completely out.”


Villanueva has been unable to provide police with a statement but says he will do so in due time.


Mark Villanueva

 

“I was five day there at the KHMH, right now I still have some bad headache and every night I get up for head ache and that is all and a little bit of bruises all over my body. I didn’t receive any broken bones but at my back like was stamping me on my back bone and that really hurts too, right now I could help myself a little but thank God I am still alive, right now like how I am trying to recover I will make a formal statement to the police as soon as I get better.”


Alberto Hall is the man accused of beating Villanueva. He told police that on the night of the incident Villanueva entered his house and tried to steal his weed eater and that is when a fight ensued between them. As you heard Villanueva has denied Hall’s accusation. We understand that police are awaiting a statement from Villanueva to decide if the charge of grievous harm levied upon Hall will be upgraded.

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