A man is accused of killing his 86-year-mother after making an attempt to rape her, after which eating her entrails and gouging out one among her eyes.
The grotesque crime has despatched shockwaves throughout Negros Island and added gasoline to the web debate in regards to the conflict on medicine.
It shouldn’t be recognized whether or not the suspect, Roger Barrera Manaban, aged 52, was on medicine or had merely misplaced his thoughts.
The homicide occurred early on Monday (August 28) morning, when Manaban stabbed his widowed mother Josefina Barrera Manaban 14 occasions with an improvised foot-long knife.
He is then accused of gouging out one among her eyes, before slicing open her abdomen and eating elements of her intestines uncooked.
When neighbours investigated the commotion, they discovered Manaban coated in blood. They then foiled an try by him to take a two-year-old youngster as a hostage.
A ‘parricide’ case has been filed towards the suspect, who is because of be examined for unlawful medicine.
Senior Inspector Nelson Bindaño Lamoco, chief of police of Sibulan city in Negros Oriental, mentioned the suspect left his Negros house years in the past and had returned to the province solely not too long ago.
According to relations, he lived a “nomad’s life” after his return from Davao, the place he has a spouse and kids.
They additionally say that he underwent remedy in a psychological establishment final yr.
Drenched in blood
Snr. Insp. Lamoco mentioned: “We obtained an alarm name in our station at about 7am. We went to the place of concern the place we realized that the crime had been dedicated probably at about 6am.
“We immediately collared the suspect, who was drenched in blood at that time.”
Upon checking Josefina’s home, he added that they discovered a lady’s lifeless physique. Her garments have been eliminated, innards splattered on the ground and an eye fixed gouged out.
An on-the-spot confession by the suspect revealed he had tried to rape his personal mother, then killed her by stabbing and slicing her physique and face.
Snr. Insp. Lamoco mentioned: “He appeared to have been possessed by a demon. He was hallucinating when he talked. His statements have been inconsistent. His eyes have been bloody red, and he was performing as if he was perpetually chewing one thing.
“In order to find out whether he was a drug user, we will subject him to a drug test. It is also possible that he had lost his mind.”
Police mentioned Josefina was laid to relaxation on the city’s public cemetery yesterday.
Manaban stays in police custody and investigations are persevering with.