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Wednesday June 11, 2014

Father Decapitates Teenage Daughter with a Machete in Nicaragua

A man in a jealous rage used a machete to decapitate his 14-year-old daughter in a rural community in Nicaragua’s Autonomous North Atlantic Region, or RAAN, because she had left the family home to live with her boyfriend, the National Police reported Tuesday.

The RAAN assistant police chief, Benjamin Lewis Matute, told Efe that the incident occurred in the remote town of Akawasito, 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of Bilwi, or Puerto Cabezas, the capital of the northern Caribbean coastal province.

The man, identified as Arsenio Soza Martinez, 47, apparently killed his daughter because a month earlier she had left home to move into the house of her boyfriend, who is also a minor, the police chief said.

According to the police investigation, Soza Martinez became jealous and decided to go retrieve his daughter from her boyfriend’s house, which he did, bringing her back to the family home, where he decapitated her with a machete and then fled.

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