Hatred leads nephew to ‘kill’ aunt in Maayon

By Felipe V. Celino

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Hatred and old grudges might be the motive for a 23-year-old man to shoot dead his own aunt Wednesday at Sitio Pudian in Brgy. Tuburan, Maayon, Capiz.

Cherry Deocampo of said place was declared dead on arrival in a hospital after she was allegedly shot by her nephew Ariel Deocampo while riding on a motorcycle.

Vilma Deocampo told the police that before the incident happened, her sister Cherry and Ariel were together in the house at Crossing Bangkalo at about 11:30 am.

The victim allegedly maligned and uttered bad words against the nephew.

A few minutes later, Cherry went out to bring her grandchild to school on board a motorcycle.

While on her way home at Sitio Pudian, Ariel allegedly waited for her by the roadside at around 12:15 pm and shot his aunt twice.

The victim was hit on the back portion of her body.

According to witness Nelfa Lagdamin, she heard the first gunfire and a woman shouting in pain. She then saw Ariel holding a firearm and shot the victim again.

Police launched a manhunt operation against the suspect who fled towards Brgy. Tuburan also in Maayon town.

Vilma confirmed to the police that the two held grudges against each other.