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Man chopped to the neck in El Progresso

A few days ago police went to El Progresso Village in the Cayo District, where they found forty-two year old, Israel Tesecum, suffering from a large chop wound behind the neck. According to the police,Tesecum was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital then to Western Regional Hospital where he later died due to his injuries. ACP Joseph Myvett provided more details.

ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “Upon arrival  they observed a male persons later identified as Israel Tessecum, 42 years, with a large chop wound behind the neck. As a result he was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital and later to the Western Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries whilst undergoing treatment. Our initial investigation revealed that the deceased was along with other family members having a meal inside the family home when he was approached by his nephew, one Barteomy Tessecum who entered the house with a machete and inflicted the said injuries after which he made good his escape. A search was conducted in the entire area and sometime later yesterday evening he was captured and is now in police custody pending further investigation and possibly charges.

According to Myvett, psychiatric evaluation may be conducted on the assailant and as a result, charges have not since been made. The police have also recovered a machete that is currently undergoing testing to see whether it was used as the murder weapon.