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Nov 16, 2020

Tzul Family Survives Stabbing Incident in Santa Elena, Cayo

A Santa Elena family is recovering from a violent incident over the weekend. Four of them were injured in a stabbing at the home of Marcelo Tzul. After an argument escalated into a violent confrontation, Tzul, his wife, son and nephew were all injured.  Tzul says he did not want too many people in his yard so he asked his relatives to leave, but they soon returned and a fight ensued. Here is News Five’s Duane Moody with a report.  


Duane Moody, Reporting

The Tzul family from the Hill View area of Santa Elena Town are at home recovering from stab wounds to the body which they sustained on Saturday night at their residence. Luckily, the injuries Marcelo Tzul and his family received were not life-threatening and they are today at home.


Voice of: Marcelo Tzul, Stabbing Victim

“Dah four ah we yes.”


Duane Moody

“…your wife included. Talk to us about who all got injured.”


Voice of: Marcelo Tzul

“Only four of us. My wife, my son and my nephew. My nephew was sober. He only went and stop the fight and they first stabbed my son and then stabbed him.”


Tzul was stabbed to the mouth and armpit; his wife, Marleni was stabbed to the left side of the stomach; their sixteen-year-old son was stabbed to the lower back and his nephew, Adoni Guerra was stabbed to the stomach. They were all taken to the San Ignacio Hospital for treatment. According to Tzul, a dispute occurred between his family and relatives who live one block away. He had refused them access to his residence to drink and socialise.


Voice of: Marcelo Tzul

“My cousin dehn come over and wanted to drink, but I tell dehn that we already have five persons at the place drinking. So they went, but afterwards they come back ina like an hour or an hour and a half time. So they come pick fight. Dah my son gone try stop dehn cause he noh drink right and dehn begin to beat up he. And I jump and I begin to hold one ah dehn. And that dah when one ah dehn come and scrape me through the back with a knife. We told them that we already have five persons drinking so we do not want trouble and police come around and ker we because of the curfew hours. So they went and come back again come find trouble.”


Tzul says that he and his family are not pressing charges for what occurred, but that he has warned the assailants to stay away from his family.


Voice of: Marcelo Tzul

“We done pass through lotta fights sometimes and we never expect dehn mi wah come and it just happen. I really never expect it, but it come.”


Duane Moody

“You’ll press charges against them?”


Voice of: Marcelo Tzul

“No, because dehn dah family. The only thing I say is for them to keep far.”


Duane Moody

“How’s the family coping with it? How is your wife doing, how is your son doing; your nephew?”


Voice of: Marcelo Tzul

“They are doing very good. My nephew went to work and my kids are at home; they are good.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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