A 52-year-old man stabbed to death his 21-year-old lover at a resort in Majayjay, Laguna, after discovering that she was pregnant, then killed himself, police said.
Roman Ramos and Renalou Gripo were lying lifeless and bloodied when found by Danny Tonpo, manager of the Scenic resort in Brgy. Ilayang Banga, inside their cottage around 8 p.m. Tuesday, said Senior Insp. Richard Corpuz, Majayjay Police chief.
“What we see here is crime of passion and suicide, they had an illicit affair. The woman married another man but went on with their relationship. The suspect was angry because he didn’t want her to get pregnant, it’s possible that she was carrying her legal husband’s child,” Corpuz said by phone.
Gripo, who was found lying on the floor, suffered 37 stab wounds on the body. Ramos, still single, was lying on the bed with a slashed left wrist.
“We found the word ‘Sorry’ on the wall near his body, he wrote it with his own blood,” Corpuz said.
Also found in the cottage were a broken brandy bottle, kitchen knife, and a pregnancy test kit that had two lines, indicating that the woman was indeed with child.
The woman was two months pregnant, according to Corpuz.
Caretakers of the resort told police that Ramos and Gripo checked in around 11 a.m. It is believed that the two got into a fight between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
“There has been no indication, so far, that she was to end their relationship. If she planned to, why do it in a resort? We suspect that the relationship was still on,” Corpuz said. (John Roson)
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