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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, January 8, 2011
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Bacoleño charged
for murder of wife


Murder charges were filed yesterday against a Bacoleño before the City Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly killing his wife in a fit of jealousy at their residence in Brgy. 7, Bacolod.

Charged was Marcus Sevilla, 58, of Purok Tangigue, Brgy. 7, Bacolod City Police Office Women’s and Children’s Complaints Desk chief, Insp. Jovy Cabcacaban, said.

Sevilla who was arrested by  WCCD operatives is detained at Police Station 2 for allegedly stabbing dead his common-law wife, Annabelle Nayo, 47, on January 1.

Nayo sustained a lone stab wound on her left side and died while being rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, police records show.

Initial findings of WCCD investigators show that Sevilla, who was reportedly jealous of Nayo’s first husband, got mad when his wife failed to return home on New Year’s Eve, and that led to the stabbing.

An autopsy conducted by City Medico Legal Officer Ely Cong showed that Nayo suffered a through and through stab wound in the stomach, cutting her intestines and piercing her spinal cord, Cabcaban told the DAILY STAR.

In a television interview, Sevilla said he did not intend to kill his wife but lost control.

The cases of violence against women and their children topped the list of cases recorded by the WCCD in 2010 with 1,100 cases documented, police records show.

Cabcaban reminded husbands not to physically abuse their wives as they are not their “properties.”

She also urged women who are suffering from physical abuse from their husbands or boyfriends to file charges against them.*APN




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