PGT's Alakim may face parricide raps for wife's death

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Posted at Apr 04 2012 07:28 AM | Updated as of Apr 04 2012 11:35 PM

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 1 grand finalist Alakim. File photo
MANILA, Philippines - Pilipinas Got Talent Season 1 grand finalist Alakim (real name: Allan de Paz) may face parricide charges, after his wife Maricar allegedly shot herself inside their car in Marikina City on Tuesday morning.

Initial reports indicated the couple came from a birthday party when Maricar allegedly shot herself inside their Honda vehicle, with plate number XJX-476, in front of their house in Lamar Village, Marikina City.

Alakim sustained a wound on his hand after he allegedly tried to stop his wife.

Alakim was rushed to St. Luke's Medical Center Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

In a statement, Alakim admitted he and wife had a misunderstanding but refused to give more details on the reasons behind their rift.

The authorities are now looking into the possibility of foul play. A radio dzMM report quoted unnamed authorities as saying Alakim may face parricide charges over his wife's death.

Police are also investigating who owns the .38 Super pistol used in the incident since Alakim and his wife are both novice shooters.

Last year, Alakim almost lost his wife Maricar, when she suffered from complications over her pregnancy. With report from Johnson Manabat, DZMM