Stabbing victim in Toledo hospital

A 28-year-old Vermilion man is hospitalized at the Medical University of Ohio Medical Center in Toledo after being stabbed six times Thursday morning on East Ohio 61. The man had been treated and released from Fisher-Titus Medical Center and came to the sheriff's office for a more detailed interview about the incident in the 700 block of East Ohio 61, Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

A 28-year-old Vermilion man is hospitalized at the Medical University of Ohio Medical Center in Toledo after being stabbed six times Thursday morning on East Ohio 61.

The man had been treated and released from Fisher-Titus Medical Center and came to the sheriff's office for a more detailed interview about the incident in the 700 block of East Ohio 61, Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said.

"He obviously was in significant pain," the detective added.

Deputies requested an ambulance and a medical helicopter later flew him to the Toledo hospital. A spokeswoman said the patient was listed in serious condition this morning.

"We believe he had surgery (Thursday) night," Howard said, but didn't have specific information.

Victor Macias-Aguirre, 29, of 66 Cline St., is charged with felonious assault and has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since 9:30 a.m. Thursday, a corrections officer said.

There is a pending bond hearing in Norwalk Municipal Court.

Macias-Aguirre is accused of stabbing the Vermilion man five times in the chest and torso and once in the face. "All the evidence is that the attack was quick and brutal," Howard said.

During an initial interview at Fisher-Titus, the victim identified Macias-Aguirre as his attacker, but didn't know why he was assaulted. The suspect said the incident was "over a woman," his wife, Howard said.

"She has lived in Mexico her whole life, according to the suspect," the detective added.

Deputies interviewed six prospective witnesses. Howard said some of them didn't see the altercation which took place outside the Ohio 61 home, where Macias-Aguirre and the Vermilion man attended a meeting with their mutual employer.

The Norwalk Police Department reported to the sheriff's office that the victim was in stable condition at Fisher-Titus as of 8:39 a.m. Thursday after sustaining multiple stab wounds, Cpl. David Luc wrote in his report.

"I was directed to the hospital to talk to the victim," Howard said.

Deputies processed the crime scene and recovered a large steak knife, believed to be the homeowner's.

Howard contacted immigration officials, which will complete their own investigation about Macias-Aguirre possibly being an illegal alien. "I think it's likely he'll be deported," he added.

If convicted, Macias-Aguirre could face two to eight years in prison and $15,000 fine.

Comments

That's Fisher T...

That is just like out wonderful local hospital. I know of many case that this crappy emergency room has sent home very ill patients. When will they wake up and get some real doctors to work at our hospital. It's just like them to treat a stab wound like a scrape. They leave you lay in the treatment room for an hour before they decide to come in and look at you then your lay there for hours before they treat you or do anything. They all act like they have no idea what they are doing. Then no matter how sick you are (like being stabbed) they send you home. A stab wound needs to be under observation for at least 24 hours. They don't know this???? I think they got their medical licenses out of the Cracker Jack box.

I call it Fishe...

My wife laid in the ER for 2 1/2 hours in intense pain before anyone even came in to check on her. It was a Sunday night and 5 nurses sat outside her door talking about what they did over the weekend. After a letter to the editor the Director of Nursing called us and wanted to know what they could do for us. She said they are trying to make it better. Same story I got 10 years ago. EMS transported me wife to Bellevue where she got immediate care. If you care about a love one DO NOT go to Fisher Titus. Go to Bellevue or Firelands, PLEASE.

Mrs. Webster (A...

Prior to reading the previous comments...I was asking myself, why was this guy NOT admitted to FTMC with 6 stab wounds. JUST MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE!!!

Is there more to the story...or is our healthcare system and FTMC in particular so weak, that a person can be discharged from one hospital, and then be life flighted, and have surgery in another in less than 24 hours?

Reader (Anonymous)

It's been 14 years since I used that ER. I would have thought things would be better by now. Geez...And like the one poster, even though I lived in Norwalk, I started driving to Bellevue ER after that if my family needed any emergency care treatment. Bellevue never gave me a several hour wait the few times I went there. I was right in.