Pensioner succumbs to injuries

first_imgAnns Grove robberyLess than two weeks after he was beaten and robbed at his Anns Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home, 82-year-old Leroy Peters succumbed to his injuries.Leroy PetersGuyana Times understands that the elderly man was unconscious ever since the brutal attack, which occurred between the evening of September 10 and morning of September 12.Initial reports were that Peters was found unconscious at his home by relatives after he was badly beaten and robbed.He was found in an unconscious state in a pool of blood a 10-year-old relative and villagers. Family members deduced that he was robbed, since the house was ransacked.His older son, Leroy Smith, had detailed that he was making a routine visit to his father’s house when a large crowd of persons was seen at the man’s property. It was at that time that he was made aware of the fact that something was wrong. The elderly man was discovered just five minutes prior and his house was ransacked.After the startling discovery, the injured Peters was picked up and rushed to a city hospital, where he was given medical attention and underwent one surgery on Thursday evening. Owing to the extent of his injuries, he was scheduled to undergo other operations.Smith told Guyana Times that his father is a citizen of the United States and lived alone. Peters was taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private facility since his injuries were severe.“He lived alone so the son just went to visit as usual. He’s pretty agile. He moves around and is able bodied,” the son had related.last_img read more