By Staff
Published 02:45 PM, December 25, 2020

Naval, Biliran— A drinking session to welcome Christmas Day turned bloody when two of the three drinking buddies came to a heated argument that resulted in a stabbing incident about 5:40 a.m. today (Dec. 25) at Brgy. Capiñahan here.

Naval Chief of Police Major Michael John Astorga identified the victim as Christian Navarro y Matugas, 27, single, jobless, a resident of Sitio Zuela, Brgy. Capiñahan, while the suspect who was arrested during a hot pursuit in his residence was identified as Edwin Regir y Rosario, 35, laborer and a resident of Sitio Pulang Yuta, Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran.

The police said that the victim and the suspect, along with couple Marissa Pasco and Renanto Pasco, both residents of same place, were having a drinking session at the house owned by a certain Dela Cruz since last night while welcoming Christmas Day. But when the two protagonists had drunk too many, a heated argument between the suspect and the victim came and resulted in the stabbing that resulted in the death of the victim.

The suspect immediately fled the area after the incident but was collared by Naval Police at his residence in Caibiran, Biliran two hours later.

The suspect is now detained at the Naval Police Station while charges of homicide is being readied against him. –


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