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2 dead in 4 siblings' war over 'mana'

  • Written by Alfred Dalizon
  • Published in Top Stories
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BULLETS flew, penetrating Normidia Quion, 59, in the chest, killing her instantly. Her brother Rizaldy, 57, was also hit but managed to dragged himself away from the chaos. Their brother, Leonilo Anglo, 49, tried stopping the rampage, but ended up being shot repeatedly by the rabid suspect. The shooting incident occurred early afternoon in Bgy. Bucal 3-B, Maragondon, Cavite, and was sparked by the siblings’ sister Gina, 55, and her husband Venchito Sabas, 60, residents of Bgy. Ma­bolo, Naic, Cavite.

InvestigatIon showed the siblings had been quarreling over inheritance and their mother’s pension.

Killed were  Normidia Quion, a nurse residing in Silangan-1, Rosario, Cavite; and Leonilo, an overseas Filipino worker residing in Bgy. Amaya, Tanza.  Ri­zaldy suffered injuries during the gun attack perpetrated by Sabas.

Cavite Police Provincial Office director Senior Superintendent Arthur V. Bisnar said investigation conducted by the Maragondon Municipal Police Station showed that early afternoon Thursday, Rizaldy and Normidia were having  ‘merienda’ at the terrace of their house when Gina arrived and engaged them in an altercation.

Shortly after, Sabas arrived in the area carrying a firearm and shot the two victims. When Leonilo tried to stop the suspect, the latter vented his ire on him and shot him repeatedly.
Rizaldy went straight to a nearby hospital.  Leonilo died while being taken to the San Lorenzo Ruiz Hospital in Naic while  Normidia was  found dead at the crime scene lying face-up by members of the Maragondon police led by Senior Inspector Ernesto Caparas Jr.
Also found at the scene were six caliber .38 cartridges.
Bisnar said a follow-up operation resulted in the arrest of Gina in their house. However, the gunman had already fled the area prior to the arrival of officers. “My men are still tracking down the killer,” the official said.
During an interview, the victims’ mother Virginia, an 83-year-old widow, narrated the circumstances that led to the shooting incident. Bisnar said his investigators have discovered that the siblings were quarreling over their mother’s pension and inheritance.
Criminal charges are being readied against the two suspects by officer-on-case Police Officer 1 Arnel Serrano, said Bisnar.