MASBATE policemen on Wednesday arrested and jailed a 21-year -old man who stabbed to death his elder brother with a pair of scissors at the height of their argument.
Police Regional Office 5 director, Brigadier General Anthony S. Alcañeses identified the suspect as Jonel Barbolino, a jobless resident of Barangay Managa-Naga in Aroroy, Masbate.
An investigation showed that prior to the incident, the victim, 28-year-old farmer Daryl, went to their house while under the influence of liquor around 5 p.m. Wednesday and started creating trouble by shouting and berating his parents.
At the height of their argument, the suspect tried to pacify his elder brother and later took the pair of scissors and repeatedly stabbed the victim when he refused to be pacified.
The victim died on the spot while the suspect was arrested by responding barangay officials and turned over to the Aroroy Municipal Police Station which will file a parricide case against him.
Also in Masbate, police are investigating the murder of 25-year-old farmer Glen Apostol outside his house in Bgy. Salvacion in Pio V. Corpus municipality about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday.
An investigation showed that the victim was inside his house when somebody called his name. When he went outside to answer the call, the victim was shot by the suspect in his left check causing his instant death.