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Man in Cagayan kills ex-partner then kills himself

Cagayan, Philippines — Man who allegedly didn’t want his former live-in partner to date other men killed his former lover before committing suicide this December 21 in Fugu, Gattaran, states a report by the Police Regional Office 2.

According to the police, the suspect Rex Martin from Agani, Alcala, and the victim identified as Ria Ponce from Fugu, Gattaran, had been living together for two years before they broke up in 2020.

However, on December 20, 2021, Ponce went to the Gattaran Police Station to report Martin, claiming that the latter threatened to kill her if she will have a romantic relationship with another.

A day after the victim went to the police, Martin arrived at her residence where he shot her to death before shooting himself.

Martin and Ponce were rushed to Dr. Tomas Nolasco Hospital, but the suspect was declared dead on arrival. The victim, on the other hand, died while undergoing medical treatment.

Police stated that both sustained gunshot wounds on the head.

At the crime scene, operatives recovered a homemade Caliber 38 revolver loaded with a piece of live ammunition and two fired cartridge cases. Said pieces of evidence were turned over to the custody of Scene of the Crime Operatives Lal-lo for ballistic examination.

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