Tanod shoots man dead in Medellin assembly
A week before the barangay elections, a tanod shot dead his neighbor at a basketball court in barangay Maharuhay, Medellin town in north Cebu past 4 p.m. Sunday.
Eluminado Ybañez, 55, was with his wife Betty, the barangay’s number one councilor, when he was allegedly attacked by tanod Edgar “Eddie” Tumara, 52.
Ybañez sustained three gunshot wounds in the body. Another resident Arnel Coronel who attended the assembly was hit by a stray bullet in his left arm.
Both men were immediately brought to a hospital in Bogo City. The attending physician declared Ybanez dead on arrival and said Coronel is out of danger.
SPO3 Eufrosino Aguisanda Jr., the desk officer of Medellin Police said the two men were neighbors who held grudges against each other.
Ybañez accused Tumara of attempting to kill him and filed a frustrated murder case in September 2012 that resulted in the tanod’s arrest.
Police said that after shooting Ybañez, Tumara allegedly told Betty, “Nakabaws na jud ko!” (I got my revenge.)
Tumara, a native of Leyte, fled after the incident.
Police teams were sent to check the ports in Maya, Daanbantayan and Polambato, Bogo City, as possible exits.
Complaints for murder and violation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban are being prepared against Tumara.
In Lapu-Lapu city, the man who admitted to killing his live-in partner in barangay Looc last Thursday dawn surrendered to Sogod police on Sunday.
Marlon Montecillo, 28, said he was bothered by his conscience after stabbing to death 22-year old Stella Marie Tumulak around 4:30 a.m. Thursday while she was about to bathe at a a deep well outside their house.
Montecillo said he was jealous and suspected his girlfriend of having an affair with another man.
Montecillo fled after the incident but his conscience would not let him sleep.
He sought the help of a relative who works in the Sogod municipal government to facilitate his surrender to the police.
Montecillo was remorseful over killing the woman, the mother of their six-year-old child.
He said he was willing to go to jail for the crime. /CORRESPONDENTS NORMAN V. MENDOZA AND CHRISTINE EMILY L. PANTALEON
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