Man nabbed for stabbing couple-A A +A
Sunday, August 19, 2012
A MAN was arrested in a follow-up operation by operatives of Police Station 6 at Hernaez Street, Barangay 33, Bacolod City, after he allegedly stabbed a couple for unknown reasons Sunday morning.
Station 6 commander Police Chief Inspector Noel Polines identified the suspect as Dante Esmeralda, 25, of Barangay Busay, Bago City, Negros Occidental.
Polines said the suspect was nabbed after he stabbed live-in partners Nene Yap, 62, and Bert Acosta, 67, of Hernaez Street, Barangay 33.
Initial investigation showed around 5:30 a.m., while the pair was walking along Hernaez Street, Barangay 33, Esmeralda attempted to stab Yap but fortunately, she was pulled out of the way by Acosta.
Polines said when Yap was not hit, Esmeralda tried to stab her again but Acosta managed to parry the bladed weapon and Acosta was hit in his arm.
The investigation also revealed the suspect was observed to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor during the incident.
The suspect is presently detained at the lockup cell of Station 6.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 20, 2012.