Sunday August 19, 2018

Brother who killed 3 siblings faces multiple murder raps

THREE counts of murder charges were already filed Wednesday, June 13, against the suspect who killed his three siblings at Barangay Marcelo in Calatrava, Negros Occidental.

Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan, town police chief, said that the criminal complaint against 21-year-old John Mark Melibo was filed before the Regional Trial Court in San Carlos City.

On June 9, Melibo, who was allegedly suffering from a mental illness, slashed the throats of his younger brothers - Gregor, 1-year-old; Alejandro Jr., 5; and Jhonrenz, 14, using a butcher's knife inside their house after the victims failed to prepare him food when he arrived home.

His other sibling, nine-year-old Jenny Rose, survived as she was able to run outside their house.

The suspect said he was allegedly told by Poseidon, God of the Sea, to kill his siblings.

Melibo is detained at the police station after he was arrested at their house, a day after he committed the crime.

Meanwhile, Batusbatusan said Melibo cannot be subjected for a drug test because the crime he committed was not considered drug-related.