UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) – Philippine authorities arrested a man in Barangay Santa Maria for allegedly killing a Municipal Trial Court Judge.
The Philippine National Police said Wilfredo Bruzo shot 49-year-old Ricky Begino on Tuesday, June 12.
The judge was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Bruzo reportedly surrendered to the police on Wednesday morning and confessed to the shooting; saying it was over a land dispute.
According to the Philippine News Agency, Bruzo said the land belongs to him but the relatives of the judge took over the farming chores and he no longer earns an income from it.
The land is reportedly an 8-hectare farm, planted with abaca and other crops.
According to the Philippine Star, Bruzo also fired his gun toward witnesses at the scene but no injuries were reported.