Cops ready mur­der raps vs el­derly man

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THE po­lice are pre­par­ing the mur­der charges against an el­derly man who killed his part­ner at their res­i­dence in Barangay Le­mery, Cala­trava on Fe­bru­ary 21.

Chief In­spec­tor Rocky De­sear, town po­lice chief, said the case will be filed on Fe­bru­ary 26 against 79-year-old Pe­dro Bri­tan­ico who sur­ren­dered to the au­thor­i­ties a day af­ter he com­mit­ted the crime.

De­sear said Bri­tan­ico and his part­ner Girlie Matosa, 28, were hav­ing an al­ter­ca­tion over money in­side their house when he al­legedly hit her with a wood.

He (Bri­tan­ico) hit her again sev­eral times un­til she died, the town po­lice chief added.

The sus­pect then bor­rowed a shovel from his neigh­bors and al­legedly buried the vic­tim at the back of their house.

His neigh­bors saw blood on his clothes when he ap­proached them on the day of the in­ci­dent.

In the evening, their neigh­bors saw the body of the vic­tim partly buried.

This prompted them to call for po­lice as­sis­tance.

When the po­lice ar­rived at the area, they re­cov­ered a wood used in the crime and some clothes with blood­stain in the bed­room.

De­sear said the sus­pect sought help from the barangay of­fi­cials when he sur­ren­dered the fol­low­ing day.

He said the sus­pect and the vic­tim, whom he al­leged to have a men­tal ill­ness, have been liv­ing to­gether for three years.

Ac­cord­ing to their neigh­bors, they usu­ally quar­rel, De­sear said.

The sus­pect told the po­lice that he com­mit­ted the crime be­cause his part­ner did not give him money.

Bri­tan­ico is de­tained at the po­lice sta­tion./


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