Man charged for killing mentally-ill in Tugbok

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Saturday, April 26, 2014


MURDER charges were filed before the City Prosecution Office against a man accused of killing a person with mental illness at Sitio Egay in Barangay Biao Escueta, Tugbok, Davao City last March 30.

Facing murder charges is Porsiso Atis, alias Ondo, 26, and a resident of Marilog District. Atis was charged after he was tagged in the murder of Jerry Diamalon Gollodo, 35.

Investigation conducted by the Mintal police revealed that the victim was attacked around 10:30 p.m. when the mother of the victim told investigators that she heard odd noises from the room of the victim.

The mother did not mind the noise as she is used to hearing the victim run amok inside his room. Gollodo was found dead by his sister Zenaida in his room around 6:30 a.m. with multiple stabbed wounds in the different parts of his body the following day.

Investigators believed the victim tried to defend himself evident on the wounds on his right and left hands.

Further investigation of the police resulted in the identification of the suspect after some witnesses saw the suspect fleeing from the victim's house with bloodied clothes.

The case, however, was coursed through regular filing procedure before the court as police are yet to arrest the suspect.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 27, 2014.

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