Joseph West Detained for Chopping Man in Head Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

Police are investigating a chopping incident that occurred in Corozal on Sunday, May 11th, at about 10 p.m. 34-year-old Giovanni Borland of Western Pines Community in the Belize District was at a bar in Corozal when he got into an argument with 24-year-old Joseph West of Libertad Village.

 According to reports, Joseph and his brother Denmar West decided to leave the bar. While on their way to another bar, Borland followed them with a machete in his hand. Joseph managed to take the machete away. Shortly after, as Denmar was heading home from the bar, Borland attacked him with an object causing an injury to his forehead area above the right eye. Joseph saw the attack and set chase after Borland with the machete. Borland reportedly stumbled to the ground while trying to escape and that was when Joseph West chopped him in the head with the machete. Borland was rushed to the Corozal Community Hospital and later transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is in a critical condition.

Joseph West is detained for the chopping incident.