TACLOBAN CITY- A 22-year old woman was repeatedly stabbed by her 23-year old boyfriend with jealousy eyed by crime operatives as the motive of the grisly incident here in the city.
Killed was Ma. Donabelle Boco who sustained 18 stab wounds from his boyfriend, Ronnel Maraginot, who used a kitchen knife in carrying his crime at Barangay 6-A, Santo Niño Ext., at about 12:30 pm Thursday (Sept.20).
Based on their initial investigation, prior to the incident, Boco and her boyfriend had an argument over the phone.
Later, Maraginot went to the boarding house of the victim who was later found dead just meters away from where she lived.
Maraginot killed his girlfriend in the fit of jealousy and when he realized that he murdered his girlfriend, he stabbed his own self, hitting his lungs.
Boco, who was from Hernani, Eastern Samar and working in one of the business establishments in the city, died on the spot due to the several stab wounds she sustained from her boyfriend, who is from Palo, Leyte and works as a service crew in one of the fast food chains here in the city.
Maraginot, meantime, is still confined at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) due to the self-inflicted injury he sustained.
Chief Inspector Steve Castillote III, chief of police of the city police station II, said in an interview that the suspect will be charged with murder if he survives the operation.
It was learned that the remains of the victim were collected by her elder sister.
Boco was reported to take a teachers’ board this month and survived when their town was hit by super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ that claimed the lives of her parents. (EMILY MONTALLANA, LNU Student Intern)