19-year-old nabbed for hitting love rival with baseball bat

A 19-YEAR-OLD maritime student landed in jail for hitting a love rival with a baseball bat Thursday afternoon, October 27, 2022, in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City.

Arrested was Stephen Abas Pasay, a resident of Barangay Pasil, Cebu City. He was nabbed after he hit Lorenz (real name withheld for being a minor) who was walking along with a friend around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Sitio Bugnay 1, Barangay Labangon when the incident happened.

Police Major Janelito Marquez, chief of the Labangon Police Station 10, said Pasay, who was onboard his bike, suddenly approached Lorenz and hit him with a baseball bat.

Pasay, however, failed to run away, as he was grabbed by the victim’s friend.

Lorenz was rushed to a hospital, where he is currently confined.

The suspect, on the other hand, was brought to Labangon Police Station 10. A frustrated murder case is set to be filed against him, said police.

Interviewed by SunStar on Friday, October 28, Pasay said he was not able to prevent himself from hitting Lorenz after learning that the latter has a relationship with his 18-year-old partner.

The relationship between the victim and Pasay’s girlfriend was confirmed by Marquez, who said that based on their investigation, it appeared that the two have a relationship.

Marquez said Pasay’s girlfriend even accompanied Lorenz to the hospital.

Marquez said jealousy is what prompted Pasay to hit Lorenz.

The police learned that the girlfriend was living with Pasay in Barangay Pasil, but as of Friday, the woman already went home to her parents’ house. (BBT/LMY)