By Ding Cervantes
CANDABA, Pampanga – Police have launched a manhunt for a man who allegedly stabbed dead the wife of his employer, who was also wounded in the incident in Barangay Lanang here on April 30.
Relatives of Catherine delos Santos, 25, and her husband Jackie, 29, said that a P400,000 reward would be given to anyone who could help locate and arrest the suspect, identified as Rodolfo Yupio Jr.
Jackie told police that he woke up at around midnight to find his wife bloodied on the kitchen floor.
He said he saw the suspect standing near his wife, holding a knife.
Jackie said a scuffle ensued between him and Yupio, causing injuries to both of them.
The suspect managed to flee as Jackie sought neighbors’ help.
Police said Yupio has been working at the couple’s fish farm for six years.
Jackie told probers that the night before, the suspect asked Catherine to give him his salary in advance.
Catherine reportedly told Yupio to wait until the next day as it was late.
On the same night, Jackie said Yupio was seen having a drinking spree with his friends.