Scott Nelson had been a trusting and loyal patient of Visionary Eyecare in Pembroke Pines for over 10 years. Earlier this year he even recorded a public Video Testimonial for his Eye Doctor – Dr Dawn Bearden – which appeared on YouTube, our blog and our website. Tragically, on Tuesday September 29th on the 10pm news, Channel 7’s reporter – Nicole Linsalata – reported that Scott and his wife (Julie) were found shot in their home in Pembroke Pines. During the news report – they aired clips of Scott’s Video Testimonial for his Optometrist (Dr Bearden) that they found on YouTube.
According to the news report by Channel 7 – Scott’s 18yo son, Andrew, called police around 330am saying that someone had broken into their home and that his parents had been shot. Scott and his wife were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was listed in critical condition and his wife was listed in serious condition.
The news report stated that Scott fell in love and married his next door neighbor (Julie) on the 4th of July of this year. Friends said that he was a wonderful friend and a happy newlywed.
Dr Bearden clearly remembers Scott to be a very sweet, caring and loyal man. She was shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic news of her longtime patient.
Sadly, the Broward edition of the Miami Herald reported that Scott died from his injuries on Friday Oct 2nd.
This case is still under investigation and if you have ANY information – please call Broward Crime Stoppers (www.wsvn.com) 954-493-TIPS.