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Jerry Langobon
Occupation Farmer
Born ca. 1971
Attack information
Date January 18, 2002
Location(s) Macasing, Philippines
Target(s) Family
Killed 7
Injured 1
Weapon(s) Bolo

Jerry Langobon was a Filipino farmer who killed seven people and wounded an eighth in barangay Macasing in Siayan, Philippines on January 18, 2002.[1]

The 30-year-old impoverished man temporarily lived together with his wife and three children at the home of his brother-in-law Victor Kinawalan in sitio Kaharta. Around 2 a.m. on the aformentioned date he took a bolo and attacked the other sleeping occupants in the house, killing in the process his entire family, as well as his sister Renesia, and two of her children, and also seriously wounded Renesia's daughter Jessa.

When Victor Kinawalan became aware of the attack he tried to stop Langobon, but was overpowered and fled to seek help from his neighbours. Langobon eventually escaped from the crime scene and hid in a nearby forest, but was captured several hours later after a search operation by the Siayan municipal police and the 6th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.

During his interrogation Langobon stated that he had lost his mind, because of his difficulties to feed his family, and wanted to end it all. He also revealed that he felt hatred against the world, because he was called crazy by the people in the community, after being sick with typhoid fever several years prior.[2][3][4]

VictimsEdit

  • Myrna Langobon, his wife
  • Dina Langobon, his daughter
  • Alomar Langobon, his son
  • Renesia Kinawalan, his sister
  • Arnel Kinawalan, his nephew
  • Two unidentified children aged 5 months and 10 months

Wounded was Jessa Kinawalan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Farmer hacks seven relatives to death, The Straits Times (January 23, 2002)
  2. Man hacks dead wife, 3 children, Philippine Daily Inquirer (January 23, 2002)
  3. Family of 7 massacred, Manila Standard (January 23, 2002)
  4. Ama 'sinapian', 7 miyembro ng pamilya kinatay, The Philippine Star (January 23, 2002)

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