UPDATE: Dominican teen beaten in Antigua resting after two operations

Azoo is resting after undergoing surgeries, according to doctors

Jahhym Azoo, the seventeen-year-old from Massacre, who was violently attacked in Antigua and Barbuda several days ago, has undergone surgery at the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) over the weekend in an attempt to save his life.

His mother, Odiel Furlong, confirmed that three doctors from Trinidad & Tobago performed the operations on the teenager who has been unresponsive and on life support in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit since Thursday of last week.

Doctors had given him a 50 percent chance of survival due to bleeding on his brain.

However, on Sunday morning, an operation was done to his head whereby doctors were able to successfully control the bleeding on his brain.

Then, late yesterday afternoon, he underwent another surgery in an attempt to repair the severe injury to his face.

Azoo was walking home last week Thursday night when he was severely beaten and robbed by a gang of muggers.

It is reported that five young men attacked him and tried to rob him of a pair of Adidas slippers and his cellular phone.

When he resisted the attack, the robbers reportedly beat him to the ground stomping on his face repeatedly before fleeing.

No one has as yet been arrested for the crime.

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  1. Queenofalhearts
    September 10, 2019

    Thank you Jesus!This touched me so deep,that I cried like it were my own child. I have prayed for a miracle from God and I am grateful that my prayers have been answered.
    To God be the glory. You will make it through my dear child .Just hold on.

  2. Ibo france
    September 10, 2019

    It is more than likely that this young gentleman, who has not even attained full adulthood as yet has possibly been brain damaged for life because of the serious nature of his injuries. For what? The police must launch an all out effort to apprehend these wicked idiots otherwise they will strike again. The Dominican government ought to show great interest in this case. Both prime ministers should converse on this matter in an attempt to get proper medical care and justice for the victim. Hold on young man, don’t give up now. Again, every resource of the Antiguan security forces should be used to capture and haul these savages before a High Court Judge.

  3. %
    September 9, 2019

    Wish you make it brother, and i pray that justice is served ..
    This is so very sad and heartbreaking..I can understand what your mother is going through presently. Pray that our good God strengthens her!!!

  4. Verna william
    September 9, 2019


    Praying for you my dear and pray that these young men are captured and justice served.

  5. DAPossieMasse
    September 9, 2019

    I do hope the young man will recover without any side effects, and lead the best life normal as possible. God bless his recovery, and the doctors’ hands.

    I also hope he will gain enough consciousness to be able to identify these culprits. But my advice, no material possession is worth it. Please, please, please, just give them whatever they want, it is not worth it. This is the advice given in all the conferences I attended. Then you can later identify them to the police.

  6. Sigh
    September 9, 2019

    Lord we call forth healing. I send the angels to find the young men who did this to Jahhym and I speak justice into the atmosphere even right now. Jahhym will live and not die.

    • Queenofalhearts
      September 10, 2019

      Amen. He Will live. I do not know him but I pray everyday for healing for him

  7. September 9, 2019

    Such wicked and inhumane people… 5 of u son of a b……for 1 pair of slippers and 1 cell phone .. how yll gonna share it… How disgusting and heartless… I pray yll pay for this crime….. I pray speedy recovery to this young man…

  8. September 9, 2019

    Police has to make this a top priority to catch these criminal vermin, and bring down the full force of the law on them. I don’t care where the victim is from, as a human being this assault has to render extreme punishment when they are caught. And no fake tears in court or grandmother talking about they are nice people who go to church, should diminish the severity of the punishment. Personally, these criminals need a public whipping, and castration as part of their punishment when they are caught. If they are minors, their parents’ assets should be confiscated and given to the victim; if they are adults, their assets should be confiscated also, and they should have to pay a monetary stipend to the victim for the rest of their lives. I am not from DA, but as a human being, I am outrage by this animalistic behavior. This materialistic obsession and lack of morals may be how these scums were raised. When parents are not asking children where they get things from, that is sad.

  9. Ibo France
    September 9, 2019

    I sincerely hope that he will survive. Someone saw this incident as it unfolded. Please to give the police the relevant information so that these thugs can be arrested for their heinous actions. May God save his life.

  10. jamie
    September 9, 2019

    Praying for you young man,and i hope god gives you the strength to remember the cowards whom did this too you,and justice be served.

  11. prayers
    September 9, 2019

    Praying 🙏 for a full recovery for this young man.

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