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Nov 13, 2015

Drunken Husband Beats Up His Wife and Chops Up Sons

Simeon Alvarez

Three family members were wounded during a domestic dispute at their home in San Pedro Columbia, Toledo. On Wednesday night, an intoxicated Luis Co and his wife were embroiled in a violent fight and according to the police their two children intervened to diffuse the situation and that’s when it got ugly.  Twenty-five year old Daniel Co along with his brother Ormando Co, were in the house and tried to stop their father from beating their mother. But Luis instead got a machete and chopped Ormando on his head, hands, knee and back. Daniel was more fortunate and he was only injured on his left hand. In the melee, Luis was also injured on the head, knee and shoulder. All three were admitted to the Punta Gorda Hospital. Ormando was subsequently transferred to the K.H.M.H. and Luis to the Southern regional Hospital. Officer Commanding Punta Gorda Police, Superintendent Simeon Alvarez explained.


Supt. Simeon Alvarez, O.C., Punta Gorda Police

“What happened is that on Wednesday the eleventh of November, 2015, sometime around eight p.m. Punta Gorda Police received an information of a domestic problem in the village of San Pedro Colombia. As a result of that, with the assistance of the Alcalde from the village, three persons—namely Luis Co, Ormando and Daniel Co—were all chopped apparently by the father Luis Co. The information the investigation reveal is that apparently sometime around that same evening, the father arrived home under the influence of alcohol and he was in the mood of attacking the mother when the son apparently intervened and as a result of that, one of the sons, Ormando, received a chopped wound to the head and to the hand while the other son, the youngest one, Daniel, also received chop wounds to the body. In return, they inflicted chop wounds to their father Luis Co. All persons are presently hospitalized; two is at the K.H.M.H. while Daniel is at the Southern Regional Hospital. At this time, Ormando is in a critical condition at the K.H.M.H. at this time.”


Isani Cayetano

“Have any charges been brought against the father for his role in this incident?”


Supt. Simeon Alvarez

“Definite, this crime…the detectives were back at the residence this morning to gather more information and at the end, somebody will be held responsible for the incident that had occurred at this residence noh.”

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