Man kills four, takes own life, leaves booby trap for police

Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM

PILI, Philippines, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A Philippine man killed four people he had held hostage, then killed himself as he sat on a grenade that exploded, injuring several other people, police said.

The grenade exploded while Anthony Zepeda's body was being moved Tuesday evening, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported. A police officer and three mortuary workers were injured, one of them critically.

A daylong standoff in Pili, Camarines Sur, began Tuesday morning, when a 14-year-old servant fled the house, reporting trouble, police said. Zepeda refused to talk to hostage negotiators.

Police entered the house after hearing gunshots at about 4 p.m. Zepeda's body was on the ground floor, while the bodies of his father, Expedito, his brother, Victor, his sister-in-law, Sharmaine, and the unidentified servant were upstairs.

Pili police said Zepeda, a father of three, was separated from his wife and had been depressed.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
TSU shooting: 1 dead, 1 wounded in third shooting this week at Houston campus
Listeria threat prompts Whole Foods cheese recall
Russia says missiles aimed at Syria did not land in Iran
Captive orca breeding banned at California's SeaWorld
Wrong drug used in Oklahoma execution