A 44-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed and killed in Carmenville Subdivision, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City Thursday morning, April 22, 2021.
Police identified the fatality as Branel Casas of Purok Paghidaet, Barangay Mansilingan.
Police Lieutenant Ma. Liberty Indiape, spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office, said the victim’s body was found buried in a vacant lot at Carmenville Subdivision around 7 a.m.
Police Station 7 investigation showed the victim went to the vacant lot at Carmenville Subdivision and tried to confront Wilfredo Sadaba, 73, a resident of said subdivision.
A heated argument ensued and Sadaba took a hardwood and attacked the victim. After hitting him, Sadaba took a bladed weapon and stabbed him several times.
After killing the victim, Sadaba buried him in a vacant lot in said area and tried to escape.
However, he was cornered by police officers in the area.
The police are eyeing a love triangle in the killing of the victim since Sadaba was a former lover of the live-in partner of the victim.
Sadaba was detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 7 and will be charged for murder.