A woman and her 15-year-old son were hacked to death by an inmate inside the Masbate Provincial Jail compound in Milagros town Sunday afternoon, police said Monday.

Tessie Basical, 50, and her son Jayson Lucado died after being hacked by inmate Rey Esparraguera, 33, around 3 p.m., Supt. Renato Bataller, Bicol regional police spokesman, said.

Esparraguera also hacked fellow inmate Rommel Buhia, who suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Dr. De Castro Hospital, Bataller said.

Members of the Milagros Police rushed to the scene in Brgy. Matiporon and recovered the 22-inch bolo used by the suspect, he said.

Esparraguera is now under the custody of the Masbate Provincial Jail. Investigators have yet to determine what prompted to him to attack, Bataller said. (John Roson)

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