Man charged for allegedly throwing machete at wife

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Guam Police arrested a man, after he allegedly hit his wife with a machete after the two got into an argument.

Machu Kimiuo was drunk and arguing with his wife when he went into their home, retrieved a machete, and told her “I will chop you,” according to court documents.

The report states that Kimiuo threw the machete at the victim as she attempted to hide behind a tree. The machete struck her right leg.

Kimiuo reportedly left the Yigo residence with two of their children before police arrived.

When asked by the officer if the defendant was capable of returning to harm her, she responded, “yes, he’s crazy when he’s drunk.”

Police also interviewed one of the children who said that Kimiuo held the machete over his head and threw it striking the victim’s knee.

A day later, police were called to a Toto residence and a witness reported that the same victim was beaten with a cellphone.

Responding officers noted a laceration over the victim’s eyebrow caused by being struck twice with her cellphone.

Kimiuo was booked and confined on charges of aggravated assault as a 3rd-degree felony, family violence as a 3rd-degree felony, and as a misdemeanor.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.

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