By: Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – A man and a 17-year-old Grade 10 student was stabbed to death in separate incidents in Negros Occidental in the past two days.
In Isabela town, a male teenager was allegedly stabbed by an unidentified man at Barangay 7 around midnight of October 15.
Police withheld the name of the minor-victim.
Investigation showed that the victim was walking towards a sari-sari store when the perpetrator, armed with a bladed weapon approached him and allegedly attacked him.
The victim was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared dead.
Police recovered from the scene a pair of slippers allegedly owned by the suspect.
In Don Salvador Benedicto town, Kerky Pabela, 24, of Barangay Kumaliskis also died after he was allegedly stabbed by his drunken neighbor at the said village last Monday.
Police Captain Jerald Muya, town police chief, said suspect Jovy Escosar, 26, and his brother-in-law were having a drinking session when a commotion ensued between them.
Pabela went out of his house to pacify them but Escosar, armed with a knife allegedly stabbed him on his armpit which caused his immediate death.
Escosar went home after the incident but he later surrendered to the barangay officials.
He was brought to the police station early the following day.