A suburban Boca Raton man who allegedly struck his wife multiple times with a machete was ordered held with no bond this morning by Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Edward H. Fine.
Tilakdharry Basdeo, 33, was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault and child abuse, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
When the woman arrived home around 3:30 p.m. Monday, Basdeo, who was outside chopping trees, called a family meeting to discuss his wife staying out late the previous night.
The discussion soon escalated to an enraged argument between the two, according to the report.
An allegedly frustrated Basdeo left the room while shouting, "I'm going to get a machete and cut you into pieces."
He then returned to make good on his claim, holding his wife down and swinging the machete toward her shoulder several times, the report says.
When the couple's daughter began to cry, Basdeo raised the machete above his head as if to strike her and yelled, 'stop crying,' the report said.
But when his daughter screamed for him to stop, he returned to strike the mother four to five more times, the report said.
An apparently dazed Basdeo then dropped the machete and walked into the dining room.
Sheriff's deputies responded to the Marlin Drive residence in suburban Boca Raton around 4:45 p.m. after Basdeo made a 911 call saying, 'I think i just murdered my wife.'
The woman - who is not named in the arrest report - was taken to Delray Medical Center under trauma alert to be treated for sustained injuries.
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