Drug suspect mistaken for twin brother stabbed dead in Silay City

BACOLOD CITY – A 20-year-old alleged drug personality mistaken for his twin brother was stabbed dead in Barangay Mambulac, Silay City, Negros Occidental Friday, August 5.

POLICE cordon the area in Barangay Mambulac, Silay City, Negros Occidental where Steven Placido, an alleged drug personality, was found dead Friday, August 5. (Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office)

Police identified the victim as Steven Placido of Barangay Mambulac.

The victim sustained stab wounds in his armpit and a slash wound on his throat.

Police arrested the suspect the following day identified as Gerald Superficial, 35, of Barangay Mambulac after he was positively identified by some witnesses.

According to Placido's younger sister, the death of her older brother was a case of mistaken identity.

Placido's sister believed that the target of Superficial was her brother’s twin since he was the one who had previous altercations with the suspect.

Placido was wearing a jacket also worn by his twin brother which probably made the suspect assume that he was his target.

Police are looking into grudges as possible motive in the incident.