Man killed in fire after threatening to burn wife PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:06

By ELY DUMABOC

A man who threatened to burn his wife alive was killed after being trapped inside their burning house in Pitogo, Gutalac Municipality, Zamboanga del Norte last Monday.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 Information Officer, identified the victim as Leonardo Montefalcon y Devillares, 64 years old, married and a resident of Gutalac Municipality.

The victim’s body was found inside the ruins of their house which was burned at around midnight last Monday.

Investigators believe that the victim himself intentionally burned the family house which also resulted to his death.

The victim’s wife, Clarita, told investigators that prior to the incident, her husband, who was intoxicated, had threatened to behead her and burn their residence.

larita left their residence out of fear and went to a neighbor’s house.

After an hour later, she was informed by neighbors that her house was in flames.

She said that it was only later that she found out that her husband was inside the burning house.  (Remus Ong)