Man stabs, kills brother-in-law during a ‘drunken argument’ in Pinamungajan
CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 36-year-old man stabbed and killed his brother-in-law during an argument after a drinking spree on a late Sunday evening of September 24, 2023, in a barangay in Pinamungajan town in southwestern Cebu.
Police Major Gilfred Baroman, Pinamungajan Police Station chief, identified the dead victim as Felipe Rebuyas of Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.
Baroman said that Rebuyas was stabbed in the chest with a knife allegedly by his brother-in-law Jessie Benigay.
Benigay told the police chief that his brother-in-law started an argument with him due to him already being too drunk.
“Nagmaoy ni siya,” Baroman quoted the suspect on why he stabbed Benigay.
(He was really trying to cause trouble because he was drunk.)
When the suspect could not take it anymore, Baroman said that he got a knife and stabbed the victim on the chest.
Initial investigation showed that the two men had a drinking spree that day and at past 11 p.m., they headed to Benigay house in Sitio Mabini, Barangay Tajao, Pinamungajan.
But when they reached home, with both men being drunk, they started arguing and at the height of their argument, Benigay allegedly got a knife and attacked Rebuyas, killing him.
Benigay fled after the killing.
Baroman said that the killing was only reported the next day on Monday at past 9 a.m. and police then investigated the killing and conducted a hot pursuit operation to arrest Benigay.
Benigay was later arrested and the knife he allegedly used in the killing was recovered.
Benigay was detained at the Pinamungajan Police Station pending the filing of charges.
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