Cauayan City, Isabela – A 60-year-old laborer in Barangay District 1, Cauayan City, Isabela died on Monday, June 06, 2022 after he was stabbed to death by his neighbor.
The victim was identified as a certain Magellan Durao, married, and a resident of Purok 7D of Barangay District 1 while the suspect was identified as Frederick “Pendong” Paccarangan, 31, also a laborer.
Cauayan City Police Station, thru a local radio station, narrated that the victim had a drinking session with his relatives before going home to sleep.
The minor grandson of the victim related that he saw the suspect came to the house and entered the victim’s room.
Upon entering the room, the suspect covered the victim’s face with pillow and brutally stabbed him several times.
Alarmed by the incident he witnessed, the victim’s grandson hid and secretly took a video. The suspect went out afterwards. A few minutes later, he returned to the victim’s room to burn it with gas.
The minor witness came out of hiding and asked help from their neighbors to extinguish the fire.
The victim was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
Following the incident, the authorities immediately arrested the suspect and brought him to Cauayan City Police Station.
Personnel of Cauayan City Forensic Unit recovered a kitchen knife at the crime scene, which is believed to have been used as a weapon to kill the victim.
Paccarangan will face murder charges.
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