On the night of Monday, October 29, 2018, Alejandra Ico Chub, 32, was murdered by her husband at home, on her bed. She was mutilated with a machete. Her cries for help were heard by neighbors from La Isla del Norte in San Miguel, Chisec, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, who found the woman with her face split in half, yet still alive. The murderer, Mario Tut Ical, Alejandra's partner, fled after committing the murder.
She, in her last attempts to live, complained of pain. She moved her legs, and with her head and eyes she tried to say something. Everything was recorded in a couple of videos that Alejandra's neighbors took and that went viral on social networks. In these, a woman can be heard crying heartbreakingly upon seeing the victim.
Due to the location of the place, help from authorities was almost impossible. According to neighbors, Alejandra was in agony for more than 30 minutes, without anyone being able to do anything to help her, until she finally died.
For almost four days the murderer was on the run. However, he was captured the following Thursday in the village of Las Muñecas, Ixcán, Quiché, when he was trying to flee to Mexico. With a cold voice and without any remorse, Mario Tut Ical confessed to the crime and tried to justify it by blaming Alejandra for infidelity. According to the man, her partner had indicated that she would go to her sister's house to watch television, but he allegedly saw her get out of a truck. He also tried to blame Alejandra by insisting that she was jealous of him with a neighbor whom he had to constantly inject. The man assured that he does not consume alcoholic beverages or drugs and that he did so out of jealousy.
Mario Tut Ical remains in jail to this day, although he is still on trial for his crimes.