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Dec 10, 2018

Guatemalan Man Chopped to Death by “Friend”

Dimas Choc

A Guatemalan man was viciously chopped to death on Friday night in a western village. Police believe that Guatemalan Filiberto Itche attacked and killed Dimas Choc in a fit of jealous rage. Both men had recently been living together at a piece of farmland in Cristo Rey Village along with their separate common-law-wives. But on Friday, as the four socialized, things took a turn for the worse when Itche accused Choc of having an affair with his common-law-wife. News Five’s Hipolito Novelo reports.


Hipolito Novelo, Reporting

This is the machete believe to have been used by Filiberto Itche to attack and ultimately murder his friend, Dimas Gregory Choc just before midnight on Friday. The two Guatemalan nationals were at Choc’s farmland in the outskirts of Cristo Rey Village in the Cayo District. Choc had been residing here with his common-law-wife, also of Guatemala, for about a year. About two weeks ago, Itche and his common-law-wife, also a Guatemalan, moved in. The two couples were socializing, consuming alcohol and speaking on a wide range of topics. But things took a turn for the worse when Itche accused Choc of having an affair with his wife. The verbal confrontation led to Choc being viciously chopped to death.  San Ignacio Police found Choc lifeless on his farmland, suffering from multiple chops wounds on his hands, back, and head.


Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“Information that the police received from the other females who were there was that Choc had a dispute with one Filiberto Itche who also resides on that same farm and as a result, Mr. Itche inflicted the multiple chop wounds to  Mr. Choc’s body and who caused his death on the farm. “We understand that it was a dispute amongst them where one was accusing the other of having a relationship with his common-law wife.”


Choc worked for Rodele Aguirre, maintaining a piece of land. The last time Aguirre and Choc spoke was Friday before he left work.


Voice of: Rodele Aguirre, Friend of Deceased

“He was just a normal person. He used to joke around, the last time I see him was the same Friday because I paid him on Friday. I don’t know if he went to town and bought his groceries. He and his brother in law use to work together. I don’t see them fight or discuss because they had a good relationship.”


And like the crime scene, Itche is believed to have fled the country.


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Police since have been looking for Filiberto Itche who is suspected to have absconded to the neighboring country in Guatemala.”


The family of Choc has begun making preparations to have his body returned to his home country for burial. Reporting for News Five, I am Hipolito Novelo.

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