Son kills own pa-A A +A
Thursday, August 29, 2013
A DRUNKEN father who allegedly tried to kill his wife was killed instead by his son in a remote village of Zamboanga del Norte.
Police said the incident happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the village of Pitawie, Gutalac.
The victim was identified as Marcos Ignacio, Sr., 68, who was allegedly killed by his 22-year-old son, Ronie.
Investigation showed that Marcos acted violently and tried to kill his wife when he arrived home from a drinking spree at their neighbor’s residence.
Ronie came to defend his mother and repeatedly hacked Marcos using a scythe. The latter was killed on the spot.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said the mother and son tried to hide the crime by burying the victim’s remains near their residence.
However, the village chief of Pitawie reported the incident to the police which resulted to their arrest.
The victim has killed his eldest son sometime in 2001 but was released from detention because the family refused to pursue charges against him. (Bong Garcia)