Dalaguete: Farmer stabs, kills elder brother after a heated argument
Police: Younger brother did not want to be ordered around by his elder brother
CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 38-year-old farmer killed his 39-year-old brother, who was also a farmer, after the former allegedly got angry when his big brother would allegedly order him around.
This happened in Sitio Lunas, Barangay Caleriohan, Dalaguete town in southern Cebu at past 11 p.m. on August 18, 2023.
“Nasuko kuno ning manghod nga sugosugoon sa maguwang. Mao to nga nakalalis,” said the desk officer of the Dalaguete Police Station, citing Patrolman Jerson Entice, investigator of the case.
(The younger brother got angry and resented his elder brother for ordering him around. That was the reason they argued.)
Dalaguete police: How it happened
Police Major Clemente Ceralde Jr., chief of the Dalaguete Police Station, said in a report that the victim, Reynaldo Enopia, a resident of the barangay, died after he was stabbed several times on the chest by his younger brother, Reynante Enopia.
Ceralde said that initial investigation showed that the brothers were heard arguing inside the room of Reynaldo Enopia at past 11 p.m.
At the height of the argument, Reynante allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Reynaldo several times on the chest, resulting to his death.
According to Ceralde, the team headed by Police Senior Master Sergeant Runard Burerus responded to the stabbing alarm and was able to arrest the suspect, Reynaldo.
Ceralde said that the dead victim was later brought to the Argao District Hospital for post mortem examination.
Brothers in Dalaguete
According to the desk officer of the Dalaguete Police Station, Patrolman Jerson Entice, investigator of the case, confirmed that the two men are brothers, and that the younger brother, Reynante, allegedly got angry after his elder brother, Reynaldo, allegedly ordered him around.
The police officer said that this started an argument between the two brothers inside the room of Reynaldo at past 11 p.m. on August 18.
The argument ended with Reynante allegedly stabbing Reynaldo several times on the left chest.
Suspect detained at police station
The suspect, Reynante Enopia was detained at the Dalaguete Police Station pending the filing of murder charges.
Dalaguete is a first-class municipality of the Province of Cebu and located 84 kilometers south of Cebu City.
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