Man kills old woman, wounds wife, 3-year-old kid in Manila
MANILA, Philippines — A construction worker has been arrested for killing a senior citizen and stabbing his wife and their three-year-old daughter in Tondo, Manila, according to a report issued on Wednesday by the Manila Police District (MPD).
The MPD said the suspect — identified as Aries Coquilla, 36 — was “apparently under emotional distress” when he caused a public scandal while holding a bolo on Dagupan Extension in Barangay 163, Zone 14, on Tuesday afternoon.
When the victims tried to pacify him, the suspect stabbed them.
Responding police officers eventually subdued Coquilla and seized his bolo, which was approximately 34 inches long, according to the report.
The suspect’s wife and daughter, who were not named in the MPD report, and Emedina Nabua, 69, were rushed to the Jose Reyes Medical Center, where Nabua was later declared dead.
The suspect is facing two counts of frustrated parricide and alarm and scandal.
—ANDY HOO (INQUIRER.net INTERN
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