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Jun 11, 2014

Valley of Peace man stabbed to chest by drunk farmer

Luis Guevara

A Valley of Peace resident is tonight admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Western Regional Hospital following a stabbing incident on Tuesday afternoon. Sometime around two p.m., forty-three year old Luis Guevara, was stabbed with a machete to the right side of the chest at his home at Santos Amaya’s farm located four miles north of Valley of Peace. His attacker has been identified as seventy-five year old farmer, Sotero Cruz. News Five spoke to Guevara as he lay in his hospital bed.

 

Luis Guevara, Stabbing Victim (Translated)

“Yesterday I was on the land of Santos Amaya working with him on that farm. There was a man living in that area for years; his name is Sotero Fuentes. He arrived drunk and he stabbed me with a machete. He told me that I stole his liquor. I was simply resting on a hammock under a thatch on the land. I was sleeping and when I opened my eyes, he was holding the machete with both his two hands and he tabbed me to the chest. I ran towards my friend and I told him what he did. It happened around one-thirty. He attacked me for no reason. He said he lost his liquor and when he found me sleeping he attacked. The doctor is saying that the machete punctured my lungs and I cannot breathe good.”

 

Guevara’s lung was punctured in the stabbing and fortunately for him, his prognosis is good.

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