Young man admits brutal killing of 10-year-old girl
A YOUNG man admitted the brutal killing of a 10-year-old girl, whose body was hogtied and stuffed in a basin, in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
The 20-year-old suspect initially denied he killed Grade 3 pupil Marchela Sayo because he was ashamed to admit the crime.
In an interview with Aksyon Radyo Bacolod yesterday, the primary suspect said he asked the victim to throw the spoiled salad to the river but for an unknown reason, he killed the victim when she entered the boarding house, where he served as a caretaker.
He said he was the only who did the killing, and he denied raping the minor-victim.
On January 4, Sayo was found dead inside her uncle’s boarding house at Barangay 14B.
Initial investigation showed the victim was asked to go to a nearby house to get the results of the small town lottery, but she failed to go home that night.
Her family and neighbors looked for her until they went inside the house owned by her uncle, which is a few meters away from her residence.
She was hogtied and her face was covered with plastic when she was found by her family and neighbors under the sink.
Her family did not see her at first because she was covered with a basin.
Police initially arrested the primary suspect and his 17-year-old brother in a follow-up operation.
Both of them were allegedly inside the house when the incident happened.
Despite the suspect’s admission, his younger brother will still be part of the investigation and was turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The primary suspect also told reporters he was previously using illegal drugs but he was not under the influence of liquor or drugs when he killed the victim.
He was also surprised when he did the crime.
“Wala ko kabalo kon ngaa nabuhat ko to (I didn’t know why I did it),” he said.
He is asking for forgiveness from the victim’s family.
Meanwhile, the Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) of Talisay City Police Station has yet to release the victim’s autopsy to determine the cause of her death and to confirm if there was sexual abuse.*
THE primary suspect (left) in the killing of the 10-year-old girl in Talisay City, Negros Occidental on Friday, January 4, with his 17-year-old brother.