Canadian man murders wife and kills himself in Philippines for money

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A Canadian man brutally stabbed his wife in the Philippines before slashing his wrists and stabbing himself in the chest.

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Police officers in the Southeast Asian country said the man died two hours later at Corazon Locsin Memorial Regional Hospital in Bandolay.

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Neighbors reportedly heard the couple arguing in the early hours of Friday morning after Leizel St. John returned home from work at a local call center. She turned 48 on Saturday and her family had planned a party.

It should not be.

According to authorities, 65-year-old Ronald St. Jean and his wife were experiencing financial difficulties and they wanted her husband deported from the Philippines.

Concerned neighbors called police after the couple argued in front of their two young sons at their home in Mikaela village at Barangay Singcang Airport around 6am

Leizel St. Jean was murdered the day before her 48th birthday. (Facebook)
Leizel St. Jean was murdered the day before her 48th birthday. (Facebook)

When police arrived, the agitated St Jean used pepper spray to keep officers at bay before slashing his wrists and stabbing him in the chest. He threatened to kill himself if police entered the house.

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An American neighbor in the mostly expatriate enclave said he soon saw the frightened children run out of the house screaming for help.

A tense standoff ensued for three hours.

Then, just after 8 a.m., Ronald St. Jean, weakened from loss of blood, slipped in a puddle of blood and fell to the ground. Then the cops went on their way.

The couple’s sons, aged 7 and 11, are now in their grandmother’s care.

It was not clear where in Canada Ronald St. Jean came from.

However, in 2001 in North Bay, a Ronald St. Jean of the same age pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend on cable television.

The St. Jean in question told Judge Jean-Gilles Lebel that women provoked him. A report before the sentencing hearing said he had a propensity for violence against women.

“Perhaps you deny it, because your record speaks for itself. “You have a pattern of aggressive behavior towards women,” Judge Jean-Gilles Lebel said Tuesday in the Ontario Court of Justice.

“If you can look at yourself in the mirror and say you’re not an aggressive man, then you haven’t looked closely enough in that mirror.”

He was sentenced to 90 days in prison with 18 months probation. He had previously been convicted of assault three times.

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