Dad hammers son to death, hurts wife

BANGUI, Ilocos Norte, April 28–An alleged mentally-deranged farmer bludgeoned his six-year-old son to death and wounded his wife in Brgy. San Lorenzo, this town, lawmen said.

Police reported that a certain Julie Pacheco went berserk and pummeled his young boy using a hammer. He also hacked his wife, who was treated for wound at the hospital.

Pacheco himself was also hospitalized after he slashed his throat with a bolo in an attempt to commit suicide.