Authorities in central Colombia Monday arrested two men who are suspected of the massacre of three children, their mother and her husband in the Boyaca department.
According to a press release by the Prosecutor General’s Office, the men, who lived in the same village as the victims, are suspected of the multiple homicide that occured Saturday night.
The suspects told investigators that one of them wanted to have sex with the mother of the three children. When she refused, he attacked her with a machete. When the husband tried to defend his wife, the second suspect intervened and the two slaughtered the woman, her husband and the woman’s three children.
One of the suspects confessed the massacre to his wife, who then told a neighbor. The neighbor offered the two suspects liquor until they were drank and surrendered the two men to authorities.
The men were immediately indicted.