2 killed in stabbing, stoning

A man was stoned to death by his friend at Barangay Dancalan in Ilog town on December 6. Ilog PNP photo

Two men were killed in stabbing and stoning incidents in Negros Occidental on Sunday, December 6.

In La Castellana, 41-year-old Tito Arturo, a laborer, was stabbed to death while visiting a wake at Barangay Cabacungan at around 3 p.m., a police report said.

The victim teased the suspect identified as 37-year-old Leonard Espadera, who allegedly got mad, the report said.

The suspect, also a laborer, then went home and took a 17-inch bolo. He returned to the wake and stabbed the victim on the left side of his stomach.

The victim was brought to a funeral home for post-mortem examination, while the suspect was immediately arrested by the responding police.


A man was stoned to death by his friend at Barangay Dancalan in Ilog town.

Killed was 23-year-old Vincent Flores.

The victim and the suspect identified as 27-year-old Genesis Villaruz were having a drinking session, when they decided to buy more whisky, a police report said.

While they were walking towards the store, the suspect took a stone and hit the victim on the head several times.

The victim was brought to a hospital where he was declared dead, while the suspect surrendered to a purok chairman.

The suspect is now detained at the police station.*

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