Mula sa Puso director Ricky Rivero robbed and stabbed 17 times by Facebook friend
(SPOT.ph) Actor-turned-director Ricardo "Ricky" Rivero was stabbed 17 times in his Quezon City apartment yesterday morning, June 13, reports ABS-CBN News. The 39-year-old director survived the incident and confirmed that Hans Ivan Ruiz, 22, attacked him after he refused to give Ruiz money.
According to the report, Ruiz has known Rivero for five months after meeting him through Facebook. Last Sunday, June 12, Rivero brought the suspect home after meeting him at around 11 p.m. along Timog Avenue, Quezon City. A fight between the two started after Ruiz claimed that his father was sick and asked the director for money.
After Ruiz stabbed Rivero, Ruiz supposedly tried to flee with the victim’s laptop and other belongings but returned to clean the crime scene. ABS-CBN News also reported that he tried to hide the knife which authorities later discovered inside a fire truck at the barangay hall.
According to the report, authorities brought Ruiz to the hospital where Rivero identified him as his attacker. ABS-CBN News also reported that Ruiz will be charged with frustrated murder and robbery. Meanwhile, Rivero, the second unit director of the teleserye Mula sa Puso, is now in stable condition and is recuperating at St. Luke’s Medical Center.
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