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Jealous man stabs wife to death

STA BARBARA – A 40-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband out of intense jealousy in Barangay Tuliao here, Monday.

Sta. Barbara police said victim Editha Saludes, 40, was declared dead on arrival at Mapandan Community Hospital in Pangasinan after being stabbed 10 times by her husband.

The husband, Jessie Miguel Saludes, 38, surrendered to Sta. Barbara Police Station, telling probers that he killed his wife because he got jealous upon seeing her with another man.

“Napatay ko siya sa tindi ng galit at pinagsisihan ko rin ang aking nagawa,” the suspect told police probers.

Investigators learned that the suspect confronted his wife after seeing her being dropped by a man in front of their house at about 2 a.m., Monday.

While arguing, the couple decided to go to the house of their son-in-law Ariel Macaoay at Zone 2, Barangay Tuliao.

On the way to their destination, the suspect repeatedly stabbed his wife in different parts of the body.

Part of the knife used by the suspect was still embedded in the victim’s breast when she was rushed to the hospital, while its handle was recovered at the crime scene.

Police said they are preparing appropriate criminal charges against the suspect who is now detained at police station. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)