US diplomat's husband murdered in Philippines, four men charged
Published on Nov 26, 2012 5:31 PM
MANILA (AFP) - Philippine police said they had charged four men on Monday over the stabbing death of a US diplomat's husband during a brawl just outside an exclusive compound in the nation's capital.
The father of three was walking into the compound early on Saturday morning when he saw security guards at its gates checking the identification of the suspects, who were inside a luxury sports utility vehicle, police said.
The victim joined in the conversation as the suspects were refused entry because they did not have a pass for the compound, triggering an argument and a brawl, city police chief Senior Superintendent Manuel Lukban said.
"The men were about to leave when he rapped their vehicle. The suspects then got off the vehicle, and mauled and stabbed him in the back and shoulder," he told reporters.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!