Man shoots wife dead, pushes her off a cliff in Batangas

Posted at 06/19/2010 2:08 PM

BATANGAS, Philippines - A 53-year-old high school teacher was shot dead and then pushed off a cliff by her own husband in Batangas City, before dawn Saturday.

The Batangas City police said they already have in custody the suspect, Florentino Mendoza.

An initial report said Mendoza gunned down his wife, Quintina Mendoza, and then pushed her off a cliff in Barangay Malalim around 1 a.m..

Police said Mendoza killed his wife out of jealousy. -- Report from Sarita Kare, ABS-CBN Southern Tagalog