Davao massacre suspect faces multiple raps-A A +A
Friday, September 28, 2012
DAVAO CITY -- Police filed on Friday complaints against a 22-year-old lesbian who was arrested for killing her grandparents and two-year-old cousin inside their house in Panacan, this city.
Police identified the suspect as Marivic Liloc.
"Dili gyud mi katuo nga mabuhat na niya. Pinangga man intawn na niya iyang apohan ug kadtong gamay uy (We cannot believe that she could do it. She loved her grandparents and her little cousin)," said Erma Liloc, the suspect's aunt.
Sasa police filed two counts of parricide, two counts of frustrated murder, and a murder case against Marivic before the City Prosecutor’s Office (CPO) Friday morning.
Marivic stabbed to death her grandparents Fidel, 75, and Teodora, 74, and two-year-old cousin Christian Mark Campano on Thursday.
The accused also stabbed her two other cousins Christine Mae, 11, and two-month-old Cathlyn Campano, who are now undergoing treatment at the Southern Philippines Medical Center.
Erma said they pushed through with the filing of the charges against her niece to give justice to the death of their relatives.
She said there was also one incident when Marivic attempted to commit suicide by slashing her wrist, but she added that this happened a long time ago.
In a separate interview, Marivic told Sun.Star Davao that she could not remember what happened and what prompted her to stab her relatives.
Police Officer 1 Romeo Perez Jr. of Sasa police said Marivic tested negative to illegal drugs use.
Based on the investigation, the accused is allegedly depressed after her girlfriend broke up with her.
Marivic confirmed this to Sun.Star Davao, saying her girlfriend for two years and six months broke up with her last month for reason she refused to elaborate.
She said she was watching ABS-CBN's Showtime with the victims before the crime happened.
"Wala nako kamalay basta gikuha lang nako ang kutsilyo sa kusina tapos mao nato. Ambot lagi (I don’t know what happened next. All I can remember is that I went to the kitchen and grabbed the knife. I really don’t know)," she said. "Karon nagmahay kaayo ko (I regret what I did)."
Recovered from the possession of Marivic was a stainless blooded knife.
Witnesses, in their respective affidavits, said they heard noise from the house of the victims.
When they were about to verify, they saw the accused at the main door of the house holding a blooded knife, prompting them to call for police assistance.
Marivic was brought for an inquest proceeding before Prosecutor Serafica Weis. (Sun.Star Davao/Sunnex)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 29, 2012.