Man accused of killing nephew over land dispute in Alegria, Cebu
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 58-year-old man landed in jail after being accused of killing his own nephew over a land dispute in Alegria town southern Cebu on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Police in Alegria arrested the suspect, identified as Edgardo Seno Flores, around 7:20 a.m. on Sunday.
Seno, 58, allegedly stabbed and then shot dead his 44-year-old nephew identified as Eduardo Tan Bequilla.
According to initial findings from investigators of the Alegria Police Station, Bequilla was walking towards a sari-sari store to buy cigarettes in Sitio Sangi, Brgy. Madridejos early Sunday morning.
The victim, who resided in Lapu-Lapu City, was in Alegria that time to attend the wake of a deceased relative.
While on his way to the store, Bequilla met his uncle, Flores, who immediately attacked him.
The victim sustained a gunshot wound and multiple hacking injuries on different parts of his body that ultimately led to his death, police said.
After gathering information from witnesses and relatives, law enforcers immediately conducted a manhunt against Flores, who reportedly admitted to have committed the crime.
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He later told investigators that he and his nephew had been fighting over a land dispute.
Police also seized a 24-inch- long bolo and a .38 caliber revolver from Flores, who is currently detained in Alegria Police Station.
Alegria is a fourth-class municipality located approximately 113 kilometers southwest of Cebu City.
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