Man sued for slay attempt

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A MAN is facing charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office for trying to kill another in a stabbing incident at Sitio Cubcub in Barangay Cabantian, Buhangin District, Davao City on Sunday.

Facing frustrated murder charges is Abunjo Pitao, 50. He was charged after getting arrested for trying to kill his neighbor identified as Jiestony Bartiana Trespeses, a 21-year-old laborer.

Investigation of the Buhangin police revealed that the incident took place around 11 a.m. The suspect was observed to be intoxicated when he scolded the victim on his way home. The victim did not mind him and went to a nearby store to buy softdrinks.


Pitao, however, followed Trespeses and with no apparent reason, suddenly stabbed the victim on his chest.

Trespeses was rushed to the Southern Philippines Medical Center while the suspect fled on foot towards his home.

Buhangin police then conducted a manhunt operation which resulted in the arrest of the suspect later that day. Recovered from his possession was a six inches bloodied knife.

The suspect is currently detained at the Buhangin police station while the recovered weapon will be used against him as evidence during court proceedings. The case is being handled by Stella Esparagoza-Camino.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 05, 2014.

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