A three-year-old boy was stabbed dead by his own uncle who took him as hostage together with his mother yesterday morning in Mobo, Masbate.
The victim was identified as Christ Jerom Uy, of Bgy. Poblacion 2, Mobo, Masbate. Suspect Magdaleno Bustamante was killed by responding policemen.
Reports reaching Camp Crame said around 3:30 a.m., the victim and his mother Rovelyn were resting in their room when the suspect, armed with a knife, suddenly barged in and threathened to kill them.
When the suspect saw the approaching members of the Mobo municipal police and the SWAT team, he suddenly stabbed the young boy, prompting the cops to shoot him.
The victim and the suspect were rushed to Masbate Provincial Hospital in Masbate City but they were both declared dead upon arrival.