Man charged with murder

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A MAN is facing charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office after getting arrested for killing another in a stabbing incident at Lower Dampa, Barangay Magtuod in Davao City on March 19.

Facing murder charges is Stewart Jay Rondero Pagal, 24, hailing from Marapangi in Toril. Pagal was sued after allegedly killing Arnel Tampos Sabanal, 27 and a resident of Upper Dampa, Barangay Magtuod.

Report of the Talomo police indicated that the incident took place around 5:30 p.m. The victim was walking along the road when the suspect approached him from behind and stabbed him multiple times on the different parts of his body.


Sabanal was rushed to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) but was declared dead around 6:15 p.m. while undergoing treatment.

Pagal, meanwhile, was arrested while trying to hide inside a home in Lower Dampa. Recovered from the possession of Pagal was bloodied stainless knife measuring around 12 inches.

The suspect is currently detained at the Talomo police station while the recovered weapon will be presented as evidence against him during court proceedings. (RSA)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 27, 2014.

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