Suspect husband nabbed for killing wife

A husband who killed his wife Sunday in Sitio Sambag, Barangay Camandag, La Castellana, Negros Occ. was arrested by police in Moises Padilla town Tuesday.

The suspect was arrested at the house of his aunt, Elsie Sion at Hacienda San Reneo, Barangay Crossing Magallon, Moises Padilla through the information given by Barangay Kagawad Eduard Sion, also a relative of the suspect.

The suspect was identified by Police Chief Inspector Irma Teoxon as Juanito Sion Legaspi, 51, married, of Sitio Odiong, Brgy. Camandag, La Castellana.

The victim was identified as Jenny Regala Legaspi, 46, also of the place.

The suspect reportedly came home drunk at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. He reportedly kicked the door of their house and his wife, Jenny, 46, opened the door and confronted her husband.

He challenged his wife to a fight and the incident resulted to a heated argument which prompted the suspect to take a knife and stab his wife.

A few months ago, the victim reportedly hacked the suspect when he was drunk that may have harbored a grudge on the victim.

The incident was witnessed by the couple’s daughter Jane who was helpless and threatened by his father before he left the house.

She said, she covered her body with blanket and reported the incident after her father left the house.

Police then conducted a hot pursuit operation against the suspect until he was arrested.*(Cyrus M. Garde)


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