- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

PERRY, Iowa (AP) - Court documents show a Perry woman and her teenage daughter died from repeated blows with a machete.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/2fcNFrJ ) criminal complaints filed against Carlos Marlo Hernandez-Ventura, who is suspected in the killings, show his 34-year-old girlfriend, Lourdes Flor De Leake, and her 14-year-old daughter, Melany Elizabeth Barraza, died after suffering numerous cuts with a machete. A 78-year-old man injured in the Oct. 29 attack, Juan Jimenez Tejeda, also suffered machete cuts.

Police charged the 25-year-old Hernandez-Ventura with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder after he knocked on the door of the police station in Morrison, Illinois, and sought help for a hand injury.

A hearing for Hernandez-Ventura is set for Nov. 10.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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