By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The man suspected of killing of his wife, who was reportedly having an affair, surrendered to local police and admitted to the crime yesterday morning.
Isabela municipal police chief, Police Senior Inspector Randy Babor, said Arnaiz Arevalo voluntarily surrendered to their station after two days of hiding at a sugar plantation.
According to Babor, he spoke with Arevalo and found out he immediately hid in a plantation after murdering his wife, Angela, last Sunday.
Police also attempted to search for the suspect at the said plantation, but were unsuccessful due to the size of the area.
Babor said Arevalo was forced to come out of hiding due to hunger as the suspect visited a close relative seeking food.
While assisting the assailant, his relatives convinced him to surrender to authorities.
Arevalo was escorted to the police station by a local barangay kagawad, who happened to be his uncle.
Last Sunday, Arevalo stabbed his wife dead after he discovered she was having an affair.
Angela, an overseas Filipino worker from Kuwait, went home over the weekend, accompanied by his new partner, in order to retrieve her two kids.
However, upon arrival, she was assaulted by her husband, who allegedly pulled out his bladed weapon and stabbed his wife to death.
The two kids, meanwhile, are now under the custody of their aunt, while parricide charges have been filed against Arevalo./DGB, WDJ