Belgian killed in the Philippines, suspect arrested
Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo says the 29-year-old Filipino admitted he hit Steegmans Florent several times in the head with an ax at the Belgian’s Internet cafe in central Bohol province before setting the shop on fire.
Garbo said Wednesday that the suspect is believed to have harbored a grudge against Florent. He says the man is believed to have plotted late Monday’s murder and arson in Danao township all by himself.
Firefighters who put out the blaze discovered Florent’s body inside the shop.
The Belgian had a Filipino wife. His hometown was not immediately known.
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