78-yr-old man kills “mentally-ill” son with hammer

78-yr-old man kills “mentally-ill” son with hammer

TUGUEGARAO CITY — A 78-year-old man killed his “mentally deranged” son with a hammer after the latter attacked him, police said.

Virgilio Aguinaldo gave himself up to the police after killing his 48-year-old son, Peter, Thursday evening in the town of Lasam in Cagayan province.

Investigators said Virgilio had just returned home from the rice field when Peter reportedly started hacking at him.

Virgilio grabbed a hammer and hit his son on the head, killing him instantly.

Virgilio will be indicted for parricide before the Cagayan prosecutor’s office here. PNA/northboundasia.com