Man kills self after hacking wife to death PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 June 2012 14:32

Overpowered by jealousy, a man hacked and stabbed his wife to death and then stabbed and killed himself  at Zone 8, Ayala last Wednesday afternoon.
The fatalities were identified as Merlinda Rillon y Cerilla, 50, married and her husband Rodrigo Rillon.

A police report disclosed that Rodrigo got jealous when he heard his wife talking in the cell phone with an unidentified man few days before the incident.
Merlinda, who was a former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW),  asked her husband’s permission to go back to work abroad.

Rodrigo was against his wife’s plan, hence they figured in a heated argument that led to the bloody affair.

Police said that around 3 p.m., Rodrigo armed himself with a bolo and hacked his wife in the head. Not contented, Rodrigo stabbed Merlinda in the body using the same bolo. When Merlinda collapsed on the ground, Rodrigo stabbed himself with the same bolo and walked towards their house with the blade weapon embedded in his body.

Rodrigo was still alive when the police arrived,  but when he saw the lawmen, he pushed the bolo into his body until he died.

Medical team tried to revive the couple but to no avail. – Dan Toribio Jr.