Cop’s son who stabbed elderly neighbor charged

ROXAS City, Capiz – A homicide charge was filed on June 13, 2018, before the City Prosecutor’s Office here against a son of a police officer who stabbed dead an elderly neighbor four days ago.

Police filed the inquest case against Joriz Arabia who allegedly killed Geronimo Faeldin evening of June 11 at Sitio Arcabalo, Barangay Bolo here all because of an artesian well.

Faeldin succumbed to a fatal stab wound on the neck allegedly inflicted by Arabia using a 12-inch knife.

The knife was still embedded in the victim’s neck when he was brought to the hospital.

An investigation by the Roxas City police indicated that prior to the incident, a heated argument erupted between Faeldin and Arabia after the latter told the victim to seek permission before drawing water from their water well.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday while Faeldin was on his way home, he again met Arabia and another round of intense argument erupted.

A few seconds later, the suspect drew a knife and suddenly stabbed the victim.

Neighbors rushed Faeldin to a hospital here but the attending physician declared him dead on arrival.

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