Jul 2, 2020

One dead in Coron knife duel

Coron Municipal Police Station (MPS) chief P/Maj. Thirz Starky Timbancaya said the two were having a heated argument that led to a duel with both of them armed with bolos.

(Inset mugshot) Suspect Mark Casayas who hacked victim Erwin An in Poblacion, Coron. (Photo courtesy of Coron MPS through P/Maj. Thirz Starky Timbancaya)

Two men, settling an old grudge, went at each other with bolos, resulting in the death of one due to hack wounds.

The incident happened in Barangay Poblacion, Coron on Saturday. The victim was identified by the police as Erwin An, a laborer. The suspect, a certain Mark Casayas, was arrested immediately after the incident.

Coron Municipal Police Station (MPS) chief P/Maj. Thirz Starky Timbancaya said the two were having a heated argument that led to a duel with both of them armed with bolos.

“Mayroon silang heated argument due to an old grudge. Yong biktima may dala rin siyang itak, [pero] naagaw sa kanya. Maliban sa naagaw sa kanya, yong suspek may dala ring itak,” Timbancaya said.

He said the bladed weapons were recovered and the suspect was immediately arrested by responding policemen.

“Naaresto namin ang suspek kahapon din. For inquest siya bukas (Monday) ng umaga, murder ang isasampang kaso,” Timbancaya said.

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