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Wednesday July 18, 2012

LATINO BLOTTER: Home Invasion Suspect Says God Told Him to “Shed Some Blood”

LATINO BLOTTER: Home Invasion Suspect Says God Told Him to “Shed Some Blood”

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Any home invasion is frightening, but when the invader says a higher power called for blood, it adds to the terror.

On July 14, an Illinois family in unincorporated Addison awoke to find a an unknown man in their home.

Marcelo Arellano-Garcia, 21, was arrested and charged with trespass to residence and burglary by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office after Trinidad Sanchez awoke to find him in her family’s home at around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Sanchez said she woke up when she felt someone lay her 6-year-old daughter, who had been sleeping on the sofa, on the bed beside her. Thinking it was her husband, Sanchez said she was not initially startled when she opened her eyes and saw a man.

It was not her husband, however, and Arellano-Garcia allegedly stood next to the bed barefoot and identified himself as William before telling Sanchez God told him to do this and shed some blood.

Authorities were called and Sanchez’s husband and uncle were able to restrain Arellano-Garcia while waiting for police to arrive. The mentally ill man was evaluated at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital where doctors say he displayed “signs of acute psychosis.

Arellano-Garcia did not steal anything and was not able to physically harm anyone before the police arrived.

He is being held at DuPage County Jail on a $1 million bond and is due in court on July 26.