Borbon attack: Jealous man kills live-in partner’s mother, wounds her father
CEBU CITY, Philippines — A jealous man carried out his alleged threat to his live-in partner or his common law wife during their many arguments — that he would allegedly kill her elderly parents.
At 1 a.m. today, March 20, Celso Lauro Jr., 27, who lives in Danao City with his live-in partner, went to the latter’s parents’ house in Borbon town in northern Cebu and shot the couple using a .45 caliber pistol, said Police Staff Sergeant Raffe Tejares, Borbon Police Station’s investigator of the case.
Tejares identified the victims as Concordia Luceño, 67, who was shot twice in the left arm, later died due to loss of blood; and her husband, Emelio Luceño, 72, who was shot in the arm and leg and survived.
“Every time magselos ni sya, iyang hulga-on nga patyon kuno ang mama ug papa aning babaye. So nahitabo jod ang pagpanghulga niya,” Tejares said.
(Every time that they would argue because of his jealousy, he would threaten the woman that he would kill her mother and father. So this really happened, he really carried out his threat.)
Tejares said that the surviving victim, Emelio, positively identified Lauro as the suspect in the shooting attack.
Tejares said that Lauro had remained at large and they had continued looking for him.
Initial investigation showed that Lauro went to the victims’ hut in Sitio Kaningag, Barangay Lugo, Borbon town at past 1 a.m.
Borbon is a fourth class municipality estimated to be at least 80 kilometers north of Cebu City.
Lauro, who is an electrician, first cut off the electricity of the couple’s hut, then forcibly entered the hut and shot the surprised couple.
He then fled after shooting the elderly couple.
Tejares said that police responded to the shooting in the area after a barangay tanod informed them about hearing five gunshots there and a shout of pain from a woman.
Later, they found the bloodied elderly couple inside their hut.
They rushed the couple to the Sogod District Hospital but the wife, Concordia, was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.
Tejares said that Concordia died due to loss of blood.
He also said that the area where the shooting happened was far from the hospital and it took them quite a while to reach it.
Tejares also said that a few weeks ago, the couple also confronted Lauro and warned him about hurting and threatening their daughter because of his jealousy.
He said that Lauro and the victim’s daughter had been living together for seven years and recently moved to Barangay Maslog in Danao City in northern Cebu.
Tejares said that they were readying murder and frustrated murder charges against the suspect.
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