Lawyer stabbed dead in Las Piñas
Ghio Ong (The Philippine Star) - March 28, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A lawyer was stabbed to death by an unidentified assailant in Las Piñas City before dawn on Tuesday.

Charmaine Pelayo Mejia, 31, of Barangay New Zaniga in Mandaluyong City, died while being treated at the Las Piñas City Medical Center.

Police said Mejia had just gotten off her car when the killer attacked her in front of an apartelle along Marcos Alvarez Avenue in Barangay Talon 5.

City police chief Col. Simnar Gran said their investigation showed that Mejia was supposed to meet someone before she was killed.

Probers said they were eyeing robbery as a possible motive for the killing as the victim’s bag was missing.

Witnesses said the suspect fled on a motorcycle after the incident.

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