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The car crash occurred in April 2017 when McDonnell was driving about 80 mph while responding to a call of a person with a machete at a supermarket, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
District Attorney Rich Bower said Friday that police found a semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun, two machetes, throwing knives, two lever-action rifles, a revolver, a crossbow with arrows and bulk ammunition.
An inexplicable two-episode plot arc features a serial killer who confides his sins to a Catholic priest before stalking through London wielding a machete.
Most households in the Guyana countryside still have a cutlass (or a machete).
Police said there was a shotgun, machete, and ammunition in his vehicle in the parking lot.
Peggy LaBossiere, who was arrested with her sister Rachel Hilaire, also is accused of threatening to cut off the head of the girl's 8-year-old brother with a machete.
The teen told detectives he had been bullied much of his life and started homeschooling after he was caught with a machete and a hatchet at his middle school.
Eleven years ago, he was arrested with a military-grade rifle slung on his back, a .22-caliber pistol in his belt, a machete, and two thousand rounds of ammunition.
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Origin and Etymology of machete
First Known Use: circa 1575See Words from the same year
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Definition of machete for English Language Learners
: a large, heavy knife that is used for cutting plants and as a weapon
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