2 face murder for pal's slay-A A +A
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
TWO men were charged with murder for stabbing to death their drinking buddy in Barangay Marilog in Davao City on June 15.
Roger Tanyo Cabatingan and Rio Bakero Tanyo are facing murder charges for killing Arsenio Lompipi.
Court records showed that a witness saw the three having a drinking spree in front of a store at sitio Bibulang in Marilog at around 10:30 p.m.
The witnesses, in their joint affidavit, testified that the three were engaged in a heated argument so they decided to go home.
On their way home, the witnesses said they saw the respondents grab and hold the victim. They claimed Cabatingan held the victim while Tanyo drew a knife and stabbed Lompipi several times.
The victim fell on the ground, prompting the witnesses to shout for help.
They reported the incident to Marilog police station and identified the two suspects.
Prosecutor Faizal Padate found sufficient evidence to charge the two with murder. Padate recommended no bail for the respondents.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 11, 2012.