A Filipina gym instructor was arrested in Oman for killing of another Filipina, a report of the news site Gulf News said.
Gym instructor Allain Reyes, a mother of two small children, confessed to the crime on Tuesday last week after being interrogated by the police, Gulf News said.
Reyes was linked to the killing of Maria Lourdes, 51, a fellow gym instructor at PDO’s (Petroleum Development Oman) health club.
Lourdes, a mother of four, was from General Santos City.
The Royal Oman Police pressed murder charges against Reyes after she confessed to the crime.
Citing police sources, Gulf News said the two Filipinas had an argument at the victim’s flat shortly before the killing.
The police said the accused stabbed her friend to death with a kitchen knife.
Lourdes' employers reported to thet police that the victim had been absent from work for a few days and that her mobile phone appeared to be switched off.
After forcing their way into the victim's house, the Wattayeh Police Station officers found her slightly decomposed body.
Their investigation led them to Reyes.
A colleague of the two Filipinas expressed her shock over the incident, saying both women were good-natured and had been friends because they both worked at the gym as fitness instructors. - VVP, GMA News