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Chopping at Trio Village Print E-mail
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Written by By Jem Smith   
Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

On April 22, 2017, police responded to a scene at Trio Village at around 10:45 p.m. There they saw 22-year-old Santiago Garcia with a chop wound to the back of the head, right cheek, and right wrist and 29-year-old Arturo Choc with a large cut wound to the right side of the head. Leonardo Ba was also at the scene with a large cut wound to the right hand.

Garcia succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the Independence polyclinic.

Choc and Ba are presently at the KHMH. Initial investigations reveal that Garcia, Choc, and others were walking on a street in Trio Village when a group of persons attacked them with machetes.

On Monday, April 24, police arrested and charged three men in relation to the murder. A 16-year-old male and 23-year-old Sabanito Cal, both of Trio Village, were charged. Also charged was Arnoldo Xol, a 20-year-old labourer of San Marcos Village, Toledo.

The 16-year-old was charged in the presence of his father. Leonardo Ba, who was also a part of the group, is yet to be charged due to his condition. Ba, a 24-year-old of Trio village, was injured in the altercation and is presently admitted to the Souther Regional Hospital under police guard.