Man kills wife, allegedly cuts off own penis

Posted at 10/10/2011 5:50 PM | Updated as of 10/10/2011 11:16 PM

CAPIZ, Philippines -  A 39-year-old man in Capiz province stabbed his wife dead before he tried to kill himself, police said Monday.

The suspect, Marlon Bonifacio, also allegedly cut off his penis, according to initial reports.

He allegedly killed his wife, 38-year-old Analy Bonifacio, after they had argument last Saturday inside their home in Sitio Balugo, Barangay Pagunitan, Sigma town, police said.

Authorities did not disclose the cause of the couple's argument but said the man had been suffering from a nervous breakdown.

The suspect is a former seaman and owns a large tract of land in the community.

The victim's kin, meanwhile, do not believe that money was the cause of the dispute. They are keen on suing Bonifacio for parricide.

Police and officials of the hospital where the suspect has been brought have yet to confirm if Bonifacio indeed cut off his penis. - report from John Fernandez, ABS-CBN Capiz