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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Man stabs partner,
commits suicide

A man stabbed and injured his live-in partner before also stabbing and hanging himself with a belt at their rented house in Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod City, at about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Insp. Jovy Cabcaban, Women and Children's Complaints Desk chief, said yesterday that the suspect, 32, whose name she did not disclose, stabbed his 22-year-old partner, whose identity is being withheld, two times.

The kitchen knife used in the stabbing was still embedded in her stomach when their neighbors brought her to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Cabcaban said.

The police said that when they arrived, they saw the suspect hanging from the wood truss in the room with several wounds on head and body.

He was rushed to the CLMMRH but was declared dead on arrival, Cabcaban said.

Investigation showed that, before the incident, there was a misunderstanding between them when the woman asked to go to her hometown, but he would not allow her.

The partners, had been living together for two years.

The police is eyeing jealousy as the motive. The family of the suspect claims he had been using illegal drugs, Cabcaban said.

Cabcaban said they considered the case cleared, since the suspect in the crime is already dead.

Meanwhile in Victorias City in Negros Occidental, a fisherman was found dead with a nylon rope tied around his neck, at about 6:30 a.m. yesterday.

The fatality was identified as Nicomedez Pedad, 37, of Palanca Village, Brgy. 21 in the city, by Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Victorias police chief.

The police are not closing the investigation yet since they suspect foul play in the incident. “The feet of the victim touched ground, and the papaya plant, on which the nylon rope was tied, was not even been bent when his body was discovered,” Rapiz said.

The night before the incident, Pedad and his wife, whose name was not disclosed, had a misunderstanding after he became jealous when he discovered that she was entertaining a text mate, Rapiz said.

No suicide note was recovered from the crime scene, Rapiz said, adding that an autopsy has been requested to determine the real cause of Pedad's death.*SGG




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