Couple jailed for hack attack in Zambo Sur

A COUPLE was jailed for hacking and seriously wounding a 37-year old farm caretake in San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur last Monday evening, police said.

The suspects were identified as Frudencia Hernalyn Fajardo,36, and her husband Wilson,40.

An investigation showed that prior to the hacking incident, Wilson and two other friends identified were engaged in a heavy drinking session in Purok 5, Barangay Sayog in San Miguel municipality past 7 p.m. Monday.

At the height of their drinking bout, the three started quarreling and punching each other prompting the victim identified as Menachim Ocapan to pacify them.

When the woman arrived to fetch her husband, she reportedly saw Ocapan kicking her already drunken partner prompting her to return home to get a bolo.

The woman then returned to the site where she hacked the victim in the left arm, stomach and back portion of the body. The victim was taken to the local health center for treatment while responding policemen arrested the couple.