Man, 83, tries to kill self after stabbing his sick wife to death PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 December 2011 17:01

“To love each other in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer ‘till death do us part”.

This vow is made by a man and woman when they exchange  I do” in wedding ceremony, but some couples forget it after several years of marriage as some engage in marital and domestic spats, some of which lead to bloody ending like what happened to an 83-year-old man who tried to end his life after brutally killing his sick wife in Bolong last Wednesday afternoon.

The bloody affair took place at Urban Poor site that barangay at 1 p.m.

Severino Delos Reyes was rushed to the hospital with two stab wounds in the stomach while his wife Catalina Daito Delos Reyes, 80, was discovered dead inside their house with a fatal wound in the belly.

A police report disclosed that Catalina was sick and was resting inside their house when Severino grabbed a knife and stabbed her to death.

Neighbors told the police that they tried to stop Severino from killing himself when they saw him stabbing his stomach.

However, they were surprised when they saw Catalina already dead inside the house.

Investigators ruled that depression drove Severino to commit such violence as his wife was sick.  Severino was in critical condition in a hospital.

Recovered at the house were a 12-inch long knife used by Severino in stabbing his wife and in his suicide attempt. — Dan Toribio Jr.