One man was killed while another was hurt in separate assault incidents in Taguig and Navotas on Christmas Day.
Edwin dela Cruz, 51, allegedly used a crowbar to beat up his younger brother, Marvin, 29, in their house in Barangay Western Bicutan, Taguig, police said.
The incident started with a confrontation between Dela Cruz and his partner. The suspect then rushed to his brother’s room and hit him on the nape. Marvin was declared dead at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital.
Police said Dela Cruz may have been jealous of Marvin’s closeness to the former’s partner.
In Navotas, Kim Policris Marasigan, 26, reportedly stabbed his neighbor, Ariel Garcia Cabral, 27, in Barangay Tanza 1, police said.
The incident started when Marasigan’s father tried to pacify Cabral and his partner as they were arguing. Cabral then beat up Marasigan’s father.
Police said Marasigan stabbed the back of Cabral’s head three times. Cabral survived the attack.