A MAN is facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Davao City after he was accused of stabbing another dead at Purok 4 Bunaply, Km. 24, Bunawan, Davao City on December 14 last year.
Facing homicide charges before RTC Branch 17 is Ricky Orejola Baay. He was charged after being accused of killing Zayriel Barabona Cervantes at his residence last year.
Prosecutor Gaye Cañete-Magdagasang found probable cause to charge Baay based on the complaint of the victim's wife Vilbeth and the testimony of a 17-year-old boy only identified as Antonio (identity withheld for being a minor).
Vilbeth, in her affidavit, said she and her children went home around 10:45 p.m. after her neighbor informed him that there was a commotion at their residence between his husband and the suspect.
When they got home, Vilbeth found the cadaver of the victim lying outside their house. She then sought police assistance.
Scene of the Crime Operatives responded at the scene and told the complainant that his husband succumbed to multiple stab wounds in his chest, abdomen and armpit.
The complainant also revealed that Baay and his husband had an argument sometime in January of the same year and it was never settled. She also told police that suspect may have taken Zayriel's cash worth P3,000 as it was already missing from the victim's wallet.
Antonio, meanwhile, cited in his affidavit that he was passing by at the house of the victim when he chanced upon the suspect and the victim who were having an argument. Before he left, he saw the two in a fistfight and he later discovered that the victim was stabbed to death.
Police are waiting for the warrant of arrest to be issued by RTC Branch 17 Judge Evalyn Morales.