SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s easy for dads to get overprotective, especially when someone’s mistreating their daughter. But, Springfield Police say Nelson Marcano let his paternal instincts get the best of him.
In the early morning hours of June 22, 2013, his 22-year-old son-in-law came home to find his life tossed across the yard.
“When he got home, he found all his belongings that he had in the world were thrown out on the front lawn — his clothes, all his belongings, were strewn all over the place,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.
But what was waiting inside his house was even worse.
Springfield Police say the young man had been fighting with his wife. His wife’s father, 56-year-old Nelson Marcano, didn’t like seeing his daughter upset.
“He came out with a straight razor or a knife and he sliced the victim, causing a very severe gash 6 inches wide,” says Delaney.
The victim got in the car with his cousin, and his cousin drove him to Mercy Medical Center, where he met with officers.
“A report was taken, the cops went back to 37 James Street and Mr. Marcano hasn’t been seen from since,” says Delaney.
Police say Marcano’s last known address is 37 James Street — the site of the stabbing.
If you see Nelson Marcano, call 9-1-1, or you can send police an anonymous tip. Just text it to CRIMES or 2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type SOLVE and your tip.