Fate intervened in the cruelest way possible, a Muslim public school teacher was stabbed to death by an ex-convict few days before she was to get married.
One witness, a 12-year old girl who was in a state of trauma, recounted the stabbing spree inside their classroom at Talisayan Elementary School in the city's westcoast.
It was Friday afternoon, October 22, 2010, a knife-wielding ex-convict who ran amok barged into the classroom and stabbed teachers and students one by one.
Six other people were also wounded in the attack that occurred at 1:45 in the afternoon inside the classrooms, where teachers were holding their classes.
The suspect, who was identified as Feli Mateo, was also killed after angry villagers, overpowered, mauled and beat him to death with stones.
The motive of the attack was unknown, but village officials confirmed that the attacker was an ex-convict.
It was learned from police officials, the suspect was the caretaker of a fighting cock farm owned by Leonito Narvaez.
The suspect was convicted for rape in 1981 and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, his sentence was commuted and later released in 2008.
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