Farmer in illicit affair with cousin’s wife shot dead

November 06, 2018

CAMP Simeon Ola, Legaspi City -- A 35-year-old farmer, identified as Noel de la Cruz from Mahayahay, Placer, Masbate, was shot in the head and neck by unidentified suspects in Bgy. Daragas, the Placer police reported on Monday.

Police Regional Office 5 Spokesperson Maria Luisa Calubaquib said that a report from Placer MPS head Chief Insp. Ruel Pedro said the victim was rushed to a clinic in the town but declared dead on arrival by an attending physician.

De la Cruz sustained gunshot wounds in the head and neck while the suspects were seen by witnesses to have immediately fled the crime scene.

The wife of the victim told police investigators that her husband was having an illicit affair with the wife of his cousin, which police said was the imminent motive of de la Cruz’s murder.