19-yr-old massacres couple, 3 children in San Pablo City

A 19-year-old man armed with a bolo killed his five neighbors, including three children, in San Pablo City, Laguna province, last night.

Superintendent Ferdinand de Castro, San Pablo City police chief, said the suspect identified as Ernie Tambuong is already in police custody.

De Castro identified the massacre victims as Bai Rendon, 40; his wife Maricell, 24 and children JM, 7; jomarie, 5; and two-month-old baby Mary Joy.

He said a sixth member of the family, an eight-year-old child, escaped the gruesome massacre by crawling out of the house during Tambuong's alleged killing frenzy.

De Castro said that the suspect was seen entering his neighbor's home in Barangay Santa Filomena around 11;30 p.m.

He said that Tambuong is holding an old grudge against Rendon, whom he suspected of hacking to death his horse.

Multiple murder charges are being readied against the suspect.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/nation/article.aspx?publicationsubcategoryid=200&articleid=736971

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