44-year-old Edin Chi has been arrested and charged by police after he attacked his ex-common-law wife. 29-year-old Mindy Novelo was walking home with her children near the entrance of the Corozalito Area in Cayo District on Saturday. She reported to police that Chi was following her as she walked. It was at that time she was attacked by Chi with a hammer. Novelo received cuts to the forehead and had scrapes on her knees as she tried to ward off Chi’s attack. Senior Superintendent of Police, Hilberto Romero spoke about the case.
Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero: “Mindy Novelo reported that she was in that area of Corozalito in the Cayo district when she was approached by her ex-common-law, Edin Chi, who attacked her with a hammer and inflicted several injuries to her. Thankfully a person in the area assisted her and this person was detained and she was taken to the hospital for treatment. She was treated. The injuries were classified as grievous harm. Edin Chi has now been charged for grievous harm, use of deadly means of harm and attempted murder. He was taken to court. They had previous disputes and he just came to that area and attacked her with the hammer.”