Friday, September 17, 2021

Drunk man stabs wife, injures three others

A MANHUNT is on for a 51-year-old farmer who allegedly stabbed his wife and injured three other persons in San Jorge, Samar.

Police identified the suspect as Liberato Cabubas, a resident of Barangay Mo-boob, San Jorge.

The fatality was known as 40-year-old barangay health worker Jennifer Santiago, the suspect's wife.

Wounded were Ricky Labong, 46, farmer; Lolito Tamor, teacher; and Jose Tayam Jr., teacher.

Initial investigation disclosed that the suspect under the influence of liquor approached the victims on Friday afternoon, January 29, 2021, and without any apparent reason, stabbed his wife, Rosales, hitting her breast.

The suspect then stabbed the other victims, whom he came across while fleeing.

The victims were immediately brought to Gandara District Hospital for immediate medical attention but Santiago was pronounced dead by the attending physician, police said.

Meanwhile, the three other victims were referred to Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban City for further medical attention.

Police have yet to determine the motive behind the stabbing incident. (SunStar Philippines)


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