Man chopped to death by co-worker in lumber yard PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 March 2014 11:04

A simple misunderstanding between two lumber yard workers ended in a bloody confrontation where a 30-year-old man was chopped to death in Boalan early yesterday morning.

Police identified the fatality as Ronald Solis, 30, a resident of Barangay Cacao. He was hacked by Geronimo Francisco, 58, also from Cacao. Both are workers of a lumber yard owned by Jonathan Baldofiera located along Lobregat Highway in Boalan.

Francisco surrendered to the Divisoria Police Station after the incident.

In an interview, Francisco told DZT that last Saturday night he and Solis, and his brother Ricky also a worker of the lumber yard had a drinking spree in a nearby store.

Francisco said he left the keys to the gate of the lumber yard to the Solis brothers then went to sleep inside the compound.

Around 4:30 a.m., Francisco said, he woke up and asked for the keys from the Solis brothers but the duo allegedly answered him arrogantly until they figured in a heated argument.

Amid their argument, Francisco grabbed a bolo and attacked the Solis brothers but Ricky managed to run.

Francisco said he was able to corner Ronald and hacked him several times until he collapsed dead on the floor.

After killing Solis, Francisco was accompanied by his other co-workers to the Divisoria Police Station to surrender.

Francisco was detained pending the filing of charges against him in court. —  Dan Toribio Jr.