Dodge Center girls released from hospital

Post-Bulletin staff

DODGE CENTER — The two girls who survived a domestic assault at their Dodge Center home Saturday night were released from Saint Marys Hospital on Tuesday. A hospital spokesman said the girls’ father remains in serious condition.

The girls’ mother and brother were killed during a fight in the family’s home that authorities are still investigating. The girls were treated for stab wounds. The family says the son, Ismael "Nick" Bugarin, 12, saved his sisters’ lives, while sacrificing his life.

Family of the Bugarins say Nick helped his sisters, Jasmine, 8, and Sabrina, 5, flee to a neighbor’s home to seek help. It was there where Nick died from stab wounds. His mother died in their family’s home.

The father, Ismael Bugarin, 33, has been called a "person of interest" in the deaths of his wife, Teresa Bugarin, 27, and his son, Nick.


The girls are staying with an aunt.

Teresa Bugarin was a hair dresser and a family support worker in the Dodge County court system. Nick was a seventh-grader at Triton Middle School in West Concord.

The elder Ismael Bugarin works as an assembler for McNeilus Co. in Dodge Center.

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