Teen Arrested for Stabbing 15-Year-Old to Death


A somber cloud hangs over Batangas City as an 18-year-old man faces charges for allegedly fatally stabbing a 15-year-old boy, sending shockwaves through the community.

According to GMA Regional TV News, the grim saga began when the victim was reported missing on March 10, 2024, triggering a frantic search effort by local authorities and concerned citizens.

Discovery of the Victim’s Body

Tragically, the victim’s lifeless body was discovered floating in the Calumpang River in Barangay Malitam the following day. This event cast a pall of sorrow over the community.

Investigations revealed that the victim and the suspect had engaged in a confrontation stemming from their involvement in local fraternities. This challenge has long plagued the youth in Batangas City.

Self-Defense or Aggression?

The suspect claimed he acted in self-defense, alleging that the victim initiated the confrontation. He retaliated with a small blade, resulting in the fatal wound.

However, the victim’s family refuted the suspect’s account. Citing autopsy findings, they pointed out that the fatal stabbing inflicted on the neck contradicted the self-defense narrative.

Amid the tragedy, the suspect expressed remorse for his actions, acknowledging the gravity of the situation and the irreparable loss suffered by the victim’s loved ones.

The community grapples with shock and grief over this senseless loss of life, collectively calling for reflection and solidarity. Hope exists that justice will serve and healing may commence for all those affected by this tragic incident.

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