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Apr 7, 2015

Patrick Castillo Arraigned for Murder of Stepson

Patrick Castillo Sr.

On Wednesday, April Fools’ Day, forty-two year old security guard, Patrick Castillo Senior, viciously chopped his stepson, Guatemalan Jose Maderos, to death. It was a bloody scene which left a family traumatized. Castillo claimed self-defence, allegedly stating that Maderos came home intoxicated and tried to force open the front door, after which they got into an altercation. Castillo further claimed that Maderos punched him in the face, and that’s when he retrieved the machete and inflicted the fatal wounds. In the process, Castillo also chopped his step-daughter, thirteen year old Linda Maderos, on her left hand. As is the law when the accused in a murder claims self-defence, the advice of the D.P.P. was sought and on Thursday she issued instructions that Castillo should be charged. And he was, today in the Court of Magistrate Ladonna John – for the crimes of murder and wounding. Police gave brief details today.

 

Hilberto Romero

Supt. Hilberto Romero, Head, Crimes Investigation Branch

“Patrick Castillo was arrested and charged for the crime of murder. He was taken to Court today.”

 

Reporter

“Can you give us any update at all? When we first spoke to you the investigation was just preliminary.”

 

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes. At the conclusion of that investigation, we reviewed the statements, got some advice on it and we proceeded to charge him for the crime of murder.”

 

Castillo is to return to court on June eighth.

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