Jobless man found dead on vacant lot

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Sunday, May 4, 2014


A 20-YEAR-OLD unemployed man was stabbed to death on a grassy lot in Sitio Seaside, Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City last week.

A security guard at the GMC Oil Depot found the body of Jason Basas, who suffered three stab wounds on his neck and another one on his chest around 5:50 a.m. last Monday.

At 11 a.m., a 27-year-old jobless man reportedly owned up to the crime and surrendered to Pajo Barangay Captain Junard Chan.

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Custody

Sandro Piscalla, a Pajo resident, was taken into police custody.

Initial police investigation revealed that Basas, Piscalla and two other persons identified as Roy Piscalla, 23, and Jaymon Gisulga, 22, had a drinking session at the Kadaugan Street Party on M.L. Quezon. All were residents of Pajo.

When the party ended around 4 a.m., they continued their drinking session on a grassy lot at the back of the GMC Oil Depot.

The street party was held as part of the City’s Kadaugan Sa Mactan (Victory of Mactan) celebration, which commemorates the April 27, 1521 Battle of Mactan.

Argument

Homicide investigators said an argument that stemmed from jokes ensued between Basas and Sandro.

Security Guard Cesario Pugoy told investigators he heard moans from outside the establishment around 4:30 a.m. but he ignored them. An hour later, while roving, he went outside and saw the bloodied body of Basas on the ground. He called the police.

The weapon Sandro allegedly used to stab Basas has yet to be recovered by the police. (RSB)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 04, 2014.

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