MANILA, Philippines – A couple allegedly killed their own son in Palo, Leyte on Tuesday evening.
Suspect Jessie Yao allegedly stabbed dead his son, John, 37, after a heated argument inside their house in Barangay San Joaquin at around 8:30 p.m.
Jessie sustained a fatal stab wound to his chest.
Police investigation revealed that prior to the stabbing, Jessie’s mother, Villa, hurled a padlock at the victim’s head.
Before the alleged killing, John was seen destroying the gate of his parents’so he could go inside.
The three were then heard shouting and cursing at each other.
“Nagkasagutan siguro tapos hindi nagka-ayos kasi ‘yung biktima binangga daw yung pinto ng bahay nila,” said the suspects’ neighbor, Pastor Villas.
The feud between the parents and their son reportedly stemmed from money.
Villa is now under the custody of the police, while Jessie remains at large.
Their relatives declined to issue a statement regarding the incident.
Police have launched an operation to capture Jessie, who is facing parricide charges. – report from Geron Poferrada, ABS-CBN News Tacloban