NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Family members of a man hacked to death with a machete during a North Charleston home invasion told the two men charged with his killing that they hope the brothers rot in hell.
Jesus Arizmendi and Jose Arizmendi appeared in court Monday on murder charges. Bond for them was automatically denied.
Jesus Arizmendi told the judge he didn’t kill anyone and told his mother that he loved her. His brother told the judge he did contracting work.
Investigators have said three men forced their way into 35-year-old Raphael Alverez’s home around 4 a.m. Saturday and started stabbing and hacking him in front of his family. The attack continued outside, where his body was found.
Deputies say they are seeking a third man, 21-year-old Carlos Urgell-Perez, on a murder charge.