Senior Citizen Brutally Hacked in Moalboal, Cebu


In a shocking incident that has sent shockwaves through the community of Moalboal in Cebu Province, a 75-year-old widow was brutally hacked to death on March 4, 2024. The tragic event occurred in Purok Malubgas, Barangay Basdiot, leaving residents stunned and authorities scrambling to apprehend the perpetrator.

Details of the Incident

According to GMA Regional TV News, the victim, identified as Gomersinda Deniega Avenido, was found lifeless in a grassy area, her body bearing gruesome wounds including severed head and hands, as well as hack wounds on her right thigh. They made the discovery around 1 p.m. on the fateful day.

A horrific attack tragically claimed the life of Gomersinda Deniega Avenido, a 75-year-old widow and longtime resident of Purok Malubgas. Meanwhile, authorities swiftly apprehended the alleged perpetrator, identified as Reno Arcelo Tereso, a 36-year-old resident of the same area.

Arrest and Circumstances of the Capture

Authorities apprehended Reno Arcelo Tereso in front of a mall along the national highway in Barangay Poblacion East, Moalboal. The swift operation led to his capture after a hot pursuit. Law enforcement officials promptly took the suspect into custody.

Initial investigations suggest that personal grudges may have motivated the brutal attack. It emerged that the suspect had temporarily been residing on a piece of land owned by the victim. Tensions arose when Avenido requested Tereso to vacate the premises.

Legal Ramifications and Charges

Reno Arcelo Tereso is now facing grave charges of murder in connection with the heinous crime. Authorities will hold the suspect accountable as they delve deeper into the case. The reprehensible act has shaken the local community to its core.

The shocking murder of Gomersinda Deniega Avenido has elicited profound grief and outrage among residents of Moalboal. The senseless loss of a beloved member of the community has underscored the importance of vigilance. Solidarity in the face of such atrocities is now more crucial than ever.

As investigations continue and legal proceedings unfold, the community of Moalboal remains united in seeking justice for the slain senior citizen. The tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the need for heightened awareness and measures to ensure the safety and security of all residents.

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