Farmer, 72, hacked to death in Quezon
LUCENA CITY––A 72-year-old farmer was hacked to death Sunday, March 13, in San Francisco town, Quezon province, because of an old grudge, the police said.
Investigators said Antonio Mamac of Barangay Butanguiad was on his way home when he was attacked by Ariel Pacatan Sr., 42, in another part of the village around 11 a.m.
Pacatan repeatedly hacked Mamac until his death without provocation, the police said.
The suspect, accompanied by the village chairman, surrendered to the police in the afternoon.
Investigators said Pacatan was drunk when he committed the crime.
The police said the incident was motivated by a “long misunderstanding” between the suspect and the victim.
The suspect was detained and is facing a murder charge.
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