Roaring Creek Resident19 year old Brian Hyde, the nephew of the now deceased Dorla Pitts, was charged today with three counts of second degree murder and one count of killing an unborn child by harming the mother. This is after the bodies of 37 year old Dorla Pitts, her pregnant daughter 17 year old Starlette Pitts, and her daughter’s boyfriend 19 year old Michael Kelly were all discovered dead at a home in Lehigh Acre, Florida. News of the grisly murder spread like wildfire and family members of Dorla Pitts and Starlette Pitts, who have ties in Belize, were struck by grief. The patriarch of the family spoke to our colleagues at channel 5 yesterday.
“Today on the news I saw it. I didn’t pay much attention to it because I am sick and I have problems with my heart and I don’t want to get stressed out. I did not listen to it too much but I just heard that Dorla and Starlette died. You have to be strong and leave everything in God’s hand. Some times when I get the news, I don’t even want to listen to the news because I don’t want to know what is going on. I am not doing too well. I am on medication and I don’t want any worries. I am trying to keep away from as much worries as I could.
“Sir, is there any preparations being made to have the body brought back to Belize?”
“Well I hear that they will bring the body back to Belize, but I don’t know when. As soon as we are sure that the body will come, we will try to do preparations.”
Lieutenant Matt Sands, of the Lee County Sheriff’s office, is quoted by Wink news as saying, “This was an extremely violent scene, even for us…It’s the nature of our job to see homicde scenes and most of them are violent, but this one took it to a whole ‘nother level.” The only survivor of the entire ordeal was Starlett and Michael’s 1 year old child, who is now with the parents of the father. The motive for the gruesome killing is still unknown. Dorla Pitts, one of the victims, is Russell Hyde’s younger sister. Of note is that Hyde’s wife, cousin, and close friend were all slaughtered within a week of each other, in May earlier this year in Belize. 19 year old Brian Hyde, who is also Russell Hyde’s nephew, was wanted by Belmopan Police in connection with the burglary of Cellular World. Brian left Belize and entered into the US illegally according to Florida news sources. He had been staying with his aunt and cousin at 21st Street South West, Lehigh Acres, Florida, before he was charged for their murder.