Man stabs drunken Pa to death

A 59-year-old drunken man died after he was stabbed by his son in Barangay III-Poblacion, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Himamaylan City Police Station)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A 28-year-old man was released from jail yesterday after his family decided not to press charges against him for killing his drunken father in Barangay III-Poblacion, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental last Tuesday.

Police Captain Arturo Margallo, deputy chief of Himamaylan City Police Station, said that Fernando Jodilla Jr. got irked when his 59-year-old father, Fernando Jodilla Sr., disturbed his sleep when he got home from a drinking session.

A heated argument ensued between them, when the victim allegedly hurt his son, according to Margallo.

It led to a fistfight until the younger Jodilla allegedly stabbed his father, he added.

The victim suffered a stab wound in his left armpit and was declared dead in a hospital.

Margallo said the victim would allegedly usually go berserk when he’s drunk.