There is no denying that Héctor “Macho” Camacho was a powerhouse in the boxing ring. But did he really use the same brute force towards his own children? That’s what his ex-wife is claiming and Florida cops have arrested him as a result.
It seems that back in March 2011, Macho allegedly picked up his teenage son by the neck, threw him on the ground and stomped on him. Charges weren’t filed until November and this past week, Hector turned himself in.
Camacho’s lawyers released a statement on his behalf, emphasizing his cooperation with police.
“Mr. Camacho only recently learned of the complaint and accordingly voluntarily reported to officials so that this matter can be resolved,” the note read. “He maintains a good relationship with his sons and all would like to put this matter behind.”
That may be easier said than done. The media has been all over this story and you can bet they’ll have cameras at the courthouse when Macho finally faces the judge.
By Michael Lopez