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OFW tagged in attack on cop jumps to his death

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 07:15 PM November 03, 2012

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines—An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) arrested for the attempted murder of a Bacolod policeman died after he jumped from the third floor of the Bacolod Hall of Justice on October 31.

A Hall of Justice employee reported hearing a loud thud and saw a bloodied body sprawled on the pavement at the square at the Hall of Justice.

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The body was identified as that of Hector Tomaro Villarosa, 54, who had worked as a mechanic in Saudi Arabia.

His wife, Jasmin, and their daughters rushed to the Hall of Justice upon hearing the news.

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Police had arrested Villarosa on October 30 for stabbing PO1 Antonio Jimeno in the back.

Jimeno and three other policemen had gone to Purok Cabugwason to respond to a complaint that Teresita Bagui, 56, was choked by Villarosa.

Police said Villarosa stabbed Jimeno in the back with a butcher’s knife as Jimeno and the other policemen approached Villarosa.

Jimeno was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared out of danger on October 31, the same day that policemen were escorting a handcuffed Villarosa to the prosecutor’s office for inquest proceedings.

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