Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A father has reportedly stabbed his five-year-old son five times in the chest after repeatedly having dreams in which he hurt the youngster.
The incident took place in the city of San Felipe in the central Chilean province of San Felipe de Aconcagua and the victim’s father, 29-year-old Francisco Chandia Pino, went to a nearby police station to confess to the crime, according to local media.
He reportedly told the police that he had stabbed his young son in an “emotional outburst”.
Local media said he stabbed the child in the torso five times.
Several police officers went to the house and found the child still breathing. He was taken to the San Camilo Hospital where he is said to be battling for his life, according to reports.
Police spokesperson Marcelo Lazer said: “He often dreamed of the boy and saw himself attacking him. Because this kept happening, he left the commune of San Felipe to avoid doing what he was dreaming about.”
Prosecutor Paula Hott said: “He tried to suffocate the child and then he stabbed him on the left side of his torso. The surgeon at the hospital said if he had not been helped by doctors, he would have died.”
According to local media, Chandia Pino has been arrested and is currently being held for 180 days in a preventive prison.
The investigation is ongoing.
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