Man stabs would-be father-in-law dead in Tagbilaran

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Man stabs would-be father-in-law dead in Tagbilaran

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Personnel of the Tagbilaran City Medic 114 attempted to rescue victim Romeo Betalco but he immediately succumbed to a stab wound in his stomach in Barangay Taloto in Tagbilaran City on Monday.

A 53-year-old man on Monday afternoon was stabbed dead in Tagbilaran City by a male suspect who was supposedly going to be his son-in-law, police said.

Authorities identified the victim as Romeo Becaldo, 52, of Borbon, Cebu who was temporarily living at the residence of suspect Ramilito Mendez, 39, in Barangay Taloto in Tagbilaran City.

Becaldo and Mendez who was supposed to marry the former’s daughter reportedly engaged in a heated argument which eventually led to a physical tussle between the two.

Based on information gathered by police, both men were armed with kitchen knives.

The fight then ended when Mendez allegedly stabbed Becaldo in the pit of the stomach.

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According to the Tagbilaran City Medic 114 team, they still attempted to rescue the victim but he succumbed to the stab wound.

Scene of the Crime Operatives found three knives near the body of Becaldo and one of which was believed to have been the murder weapon.

Meanwhile, Mendez voluntarily surrendered to members of the Tagbilaran City Special Weapons and Tactics unit led by Sr. Insp. Erano Regidor shortly after the incident.

Mendez admitted to having committed the crime, police said.

In a report, police said that both men got into a fight when Becaldo confronted Mendez for his alleged involvement in illegal drug activities.

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Mendez was arrested in 2014 for illegal gun possession and a drug charge, but was able to post bail set at P300,000 for his temporary liberty. (Weli Maestrado)

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