Belizean Teen Immigrant Murders Aunt And Cousins In Florida
A pregnant 17-year-old girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend were found dead with their 37 year-old aunt in Florida after letting their 19 year-old cousin live with them. Here’s the full story from Daily News:
Brian Omar Hyde, who apparently has a violent history in his native Belize, is accused of killing his 37-year-old aunt Dorla Pitts, her 17-year-old pregnant daughter Starlett Pitts and the girl’s 19-year-old boyfriend, Michael Kelly, Jr.
Dorla Pitts’ husband told detectives he was on the phone with her when he heard her scream out “Brian! What happened here? What happened?”
Miraculously, the 18-month-old daughter of the two young victims was found unharmed in the house.
“This was an extremely violent scene, even for us,” Lt. Matt Sands said during Thursday’s press conference. “All homicide scenes are normally violent, but even for us, this scene was what we consider almost unimaginable.”
Hyde was arrested later Tuesday when he was stopped in nearby Fort Myers for driving his white Range Rover on the wrong side of the road. He was caught driving without a license.
The Range Rover was registered to the same address as the crime scene. “That’s when the first connection was made,” Lt. Sands said.
Hyde also had blood on his pants and shoes. He was charged with three counts of second-degree murder and one count of killing an unborn child.
Starlett Pitts was six months pregnant when she was killed, authorities said. Michael Kelly’s sister, Derquiasha Henderson, told NBC they had been picking baby names recently.
“We were just doing all of that, we were supposed to hang out,” she told the station.
Hyde snuck into the U.S. through Texas approximately seven months ago and found a home with his relatives, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.
He and two other men were suspects in a double murder case in Belize in 2013, NBC reported. Hyde comes from a “criminal” family, according to the station. His uncle was reportedly a suspect in two Belize murders.
Michael Kelly’s mother told NBC that she was suspicious of Hyde, but accepted him because of his relation to Starlett.
“This could happen to anybody, so be careful who you bring into your house,” Sherri Flemming told NBC. “It could be your own family member.”
Wow, this kid really did not give a fawk about anything! RIP to the family.