Church caretaker hit with hammer; ‘killer’ nabbed

THE suspect in the killing of a church caretaker in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City was arrested in a hot pursuit operation Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Jerry Sucayre Casio Jr., 21, a resident of Sitio Alumnos, Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City, was nabbed in an operation launched by Mambaling Police Station 11 personnel.

He was accused of killing Pelagio Abangan Marine, 40, caretaker of San Roque Church, around 2:30 a.m. Saturday inside the church.

The suspect used a hammer to kill the victim, said police.

Interviewed by SunStar, the suspect said he committed the crime due to personal grudge. (BBT/LMY)