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Cebu News

Teen who stabbed 2 women to face frustrated murder raps

Iris Hazel M. Mascardo - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  The police are set to file today a frustrated murder case against a 19-year-old man who allegedly stabbed two women who caught the suspect stealing items in their house in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City Saturday afternoon.

The suspect, Adriane James Desamparado, is the neighbor and trusted errand boy of the victims, 61-year-old Simar Kaur, an Indian national, and the 17-year-old niece of Kaur’s Filipino husband.

The victims, who are now in stable condition at the Cebu City Medical Center, suffered stab wounds to their arms and faces.

Police Major Janelito Marquez, Labangon Police Station chief, said Kaur asked the suspect to check and fix their leaking faucet.

Kaur later went to check on Desamparado and caught him stealing items.

A startled Desamparado then strangled and stabbed Kaur, but the latter was able to shout for help.

When the minor victim ran and asked for help from neighbors, the suspect grabbed and stabbed her with a 13-inch kitchen knife.

Fortunately, the neighbors heard their screams.

Their neighbors cornered and mauled the suspect as seen in a video posted on Facebook.

Marquez said the suspect admitted to cops that he planned to steal the victims’ phones and he used illegal drugs.

The suspect is reportedly a frequent drug user but was not included in the police watchlist.

Manhunt

Meanwhile, cops from Pardo Police Station are currently conducting a hot pursuit operation against the suspect who shot dead an individual in Santa Lucia Cabancalan 1, Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City Saturday night.

Police are considering drug angle as possible motive behind the murder of Raymart Bacalso,28, a resident of Barangay Candulawan, Talisay City, Cebu.

Initial investigation revealed that he was shot by three unidentified perpetrators.

"Positively identified nato ang ang suspects and there’s an ongoing operation against them,” said

Police Major Cesar Acompanado, Pardo Police Station chief.

A witness told the police that Bacalso was about to buy drugs, but was instead shot because he failed to pay his P2,000 debt. — KQD (FREEMAN)

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