Man shoots partner then kills self | Inquirer News

Man shoots partner then kills self

/ 06:56 AM January 09, 2014

A man and his girlfriend were found dead with gunshot wounds in the heads at their home in barangay Tubod, Barili town in southwest Cebu on Tuesday night.

Police said they are looking into the possibility that Rodelito Gorandoy shot dead his live-in partner before committing suicide following a bitter argument.

Maricel Siton, 33, was found dead in the living room while Gorandoy was found lifeless outside their house, said PO3 Dennis Jatalan.


Recovered near the man’s body were a .45 caliber pistol and a .357 revolver.


The man’s mother, Liza, told police that the couple was arguing when she arrived in their house. Liza said she advised the couple to calm down and settle their conflict, then left bringing the couple’s three children.

Neighbors told police they heard gunshots past 8 p.m. but no one tried to find out where the shots came from.

Barangay councilman Rodulfo Siton, Maricel’s brother, sought help from the police when he didn’t notice the couple leaving the house the next day.  Relatives refused to have the bodies examined, saying they were convinced that it was the man who shot Maricel before killing himself. /CORRESPONDENT FE MARIE D. DUMABOC

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