Birthday brawl: 1 killed, 1hurt PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 September 2017 16:04

By  DAN TORIBIO

What could have been a birthday celebration full of merry-making and enjoyment turned out into a bloody mess after the celebrant stabbed his two drinking pals leaving one dead and the other seriously wounded in barangay Cabatangan early morning yesterday.

A report from Sta. Maria Police Station identified the suspect as Rodel Resentis y Unoy, who just turned 30 years old, last Thursday.

Investigation showed that Resentis was enjoying his natal day with Ricky Tumangis and cousin Arnel Odong as they were drinking liquor at his house with other visitors until dawn. However, shortly before 4 a.m. and while already drunk a heated argument ensued between the celebrant and his two drinking buddies that led to a fist fight.

Amid the fight, Resentis was able to grab a kitchen knife and stabbed Tumangis and Odong repeatedly.

Tumangis sustained several stab wounds in the body and died on the spot while Odong, who was seriousy wounded was brought to the hospital.

Police said the victims are all stay-in workers in the compound of the suspect.

Resentis was immediately apprehended by responding policemen and is now detained at the Sta. Maria Police Station pending the filing of appropriate charges in court. – Dan Toribio