Construction worker stabs military nurse to death during burglary

Construction worker stabs military nurse to death during burglary

MANILA, Philippines — A construction worker reportedly stabbed a military nurse to death in Makati City following a burglary he did on his birthday early Thursday morning.

Report from Makati police station identified the suspect as John Louie Brosas, 19, while the victim was identified as 2nd Lt. Army Jennet Beron Aguilar, 31, assigned at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center in V. Luna, Diliman, Quezon City.

Maj. Gideon Ines, chief of the Makati police Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, said Brosas allegedly forced his way into the home of Aguilar along Barangay Comembo and stole the victim’s cellphone at around 1:30 a.m.

Ines said the suspect also stabbed Aguilar twice in the chest. Brosas managed to escape while concerned citizens rushed Aguilar to Ospital ng Makati where she later died.

After a follow-up operation, police arrested Brosas, who was hiding at a vacant lot near Aguilar’s home.

Ines said the suspect’s motive is robbery in the fatal stabbing of the military nurse. He said Brosas did it on the latter’s birthday.

The suspect is now under the custody of Makati police station while appropriate charges are being readied against him.

Edited by JPV