Markwin Monteza : “Father Kills Son with Hammer in Northern Cebu Residence; Suspect in Custody”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragic Incident in Daanbantayan: Man Fatally Injured by Father’s Hammer Blow

In a shocking turn of events, a young man lost his life after his father struck him on the head with a hammer. The incident occurred at their residence in Daanbantayan town, located in northern Cebu, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

The victim, identified as 22-year-old Markwin Monteza, was single and resided with his family. His father, Lim Monteza, aged 63, has been named as the primary suspect in this unfortunate incident.

According to Police Master Sergeant Alfredo Mandal, the case investigator from the Daanbantayan Municipal Police Station, the altercation leading to the tragic event stemmed from a seemingly innocuous incident. The day before, the son allegedly nearly hit his father’s face with a rubber band during a playful moment, sparking an argument between the two.

The intensity of the argument prompted the victim’s mother and siblings to move out of the house and seek refuge in their hut nearby. However, the following morning, the mother woke her son and informed him that his father desired to reconcile. Regrettably, the victim refused to engage and continued to mumble under his breath, further fueling his father’s anger.

In a fit of rage, the infuriated father grabbed a hammer and struck his son repeatedly on the head. Realizing the gravity of his actions, the father promptly surrendered himself to the local authorities, while the critically injured victim was rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, Markwin Monteza was pronounced dead upon arrival, leaving the entire community mourning the loss of a young life.

This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences that can arise from domestic disputes. The local authorities are conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. The family, friends, and neighbors of the victim are left grappling with shock and grief, as they struggle to comprehend the events that unfolded within their close-knit community.

It is hoped that this heartbreaking incident will serve as a wake-up call for society, highlighting the importance of resolving conflicts peacefully and seeking help during times of heightened tension. The community mourns the loss of Markwin Monteza and hopes for justice to prevail in this devastating case.

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