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Chainsaw killing: Man sliced in half by drinking buddy

/ 01:40 PM August 26, 2019

TACLOBAN CITY—A 30-year old man was killed after he was sliced into half by his uncle-in-law using a chainsaw in Barangay Bool East, Culaba town, Biliran province on Sunday (Aug 25).

Lt. Isidoro Ancero, Jr., the town’s police chief, said the victim, Eduardo Rosquites , had a drinking spree with the suspect, Roger Paje, and another man, Edgardo Cañete.

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Around 2 p.m., while the victim was asleep, Paje, 48, took his chainsaw and used it to slice Rosquites.

Rosquites is married to Chanderee, niece of Paje.

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Ancero said an intoxicated Paje used the chainsaw to cut Rosquites from his head to his buttocks.

“It was the most gruesome murder I have ever seen,” said Ancero in a phone interview.

The motive is still unknown. Police found Paje lying on the floor of a stage at the village hall with his chainsaw at the back of the stage.

Ancero said Paje will be charged with murder and is now detained./TSB

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