Chicago investigators are working to determine a motive that prompted a 21-year-old mechanic who was usually calm to kill his co-worker and nearly decapitate him.
The incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tapias Auto Repair. The victim, 42-year-old Felipe Villalobos-Calderon first arrived at work and unplugged surveillance cameras to use the outlet for another thing.
Nearly an hour later, suspect Martin Molina arrived and an argument followed, according to audio surveillance that remained working.
“Stop messing around, stop, wait, chill out,” the victim said in Spanish. “I’ll leave...I’ll leave. Here comes your dad, dude.”
When other workers came to the shop, they were met with a pool of blood and Molina covered in blood, attempting to clean the scene with a hoe.
Authorities said that Molina used a “large machete” to kill the victim and then hid him inside a Cadillac’s trunk. The suspect was apparently mentally disturbed.
The attack was “extremely violent and extremely vicious,” Judge Susana Ortiz said, ordering Molina to be held without bond.