MANILA - The father of recording artist Sherwynn Andrada came to the defense of his son who is accused of stabbing a 17-year-old friend in their house in Makati City.
According to the victim, Andrada invited him to their house, only to get stabbed several times by the singer without any reason.
"Sabi niya, 'Pre punta tayo kina Aira.' Pagpunta ko po, kinatok ko. Sabi ko, 'Pre, ano? Tara alis na tayo!' Sabi niya, 'Maya-maya na, may pag-uusapan muna tayo saglit,'" he told "The Buzz" on Sunday. "Pagpasok po, nagulat ako, sinaksak na lang niya ako."
The victim said he doesn't know any reason why Andrada would stab him, but suspects that the singer has mental problems.
"May diperensiya raw po siya sa ulo. Kapag mag-isa raw siya, kung ano-ano daw naiisip niya," he said.
Meanwhile, Andrada's father, Manny, denied the accusations about his son, telling a different story.
According to the older Andrada, it wasn't his son who stabbed the victim, but his bodyguard who just reacted to an incident.
"Noong kumakain na siya [Sherwynn], may dumating na tao. Patay ang ilaw e. Dumating tapos nagsalita pa nga, 'Amoy matanda naman dito!' Tinawag ko si Wynn. Di sumagot. 'Wynn!' uli ako, pasigaw na 'yun. Tapos wala na, parang nanggulo na. Dumating 'yung bodyguard ko para rumescue," he said.
Asked who could have stabbed the 17-year-old boy, he said, "Definitely 'yung bodyguard."
However, the victim denied that there was a bodyguard present during the incident.
"Wala naman po siyang bodyguard sa loob ng bahay. Tatlo lang kami," he said.
According to Major Reynaldo Gardoque, chief of the investigation section of the Makati police, they are still waiting for the decision of the victim’s family if they want to push through with the case.
Authorities said they still have to conduct further investigation to determine Andrada’s real motive since he was the one who invited Tamonte to his house.
Andrada was a former finalist of the songwriting contest Himig Handog and is also a recording artist of Star Records.