Drunken man fatally bludgeons his cousin

PAGUDPUD, Ilocos Norte, July 15, 2019– Arnel Roberto, 33, with live-in partner, allegedly bludgeoned his cousin who later died for refusing to see a doctor to treat his injuries, a police report said.

The victim identified as Donald Duques, 33, single, a utility worker, was attacked by the suspect without provocation using a piece of steel pipe.

The attack occurred while the former and relatives were having a drinking spree at Brgy. Caparispisan, this town.

The suspect, allegedly drunk, came from nowhere and suddenly hit twice his cousin using the steel bar.

His drinking mates tried to bring him to the hospital but the victim, who was badly hurt, allegedly refused to seek medical treatment.

The victim’s mother became worried about his injuries. When she checked his condition inside his room on Sunday morning, she found out that her son was already dead.

The suspect is now under police custody pending the filing of criminal charges against him. (tri-media report)