The city police has filed a case of parricide against a woman from Barangay Tiniguiban who allegedly stabbed to death her 2-week old child in May.
City Police Station 2 commander P/Maj. Edgar Salazar told Palawan News they filed the case against the suspect, a 19-year-old mother of the child, after completing an investigation and gathering evidence on the case.
When the case was first reported to the police after the incident on May 29, the mother of the victim child told investigators he was stabbed by an unknown assailant who had entered her residence. Enforcement authorities, however, continued their investigation to corroborate the account of the mother.
Salazar said they were able to gather evidence against the mother, including a statement from her husband who claimed she had confessed to him about the killing.
“Sa bibig na mismo ng babae nanggaling at narinig ng asawa. Naisampa na namin ang kaso na parricide, one week after ng insidente. Hihintayin na lang namin ang magiging result o magiging kinahihinatnan ng kaso,” Salazar said.
“Base yan sa testigo. Sabi noong asawa ng babae, ni-reveal sa kanya ng kanyang asawa na siya ang sumaksak sa bata. Narinig din ng isa pang lalaki na kasama noong rumesponde na sinabi ng babae na siya ang sumaksak sa bata. Ang sabi ng asawa, ‘Be pasensiya na nasaksak ko si baby’,” he added.
Salazar also noted that the clothes the mother was wearing were not torn and had no bloodstains on them though she has a stab wound, raising suspicion on her account.
“Doon sa tinutukan siya, doon pa lang makikita natin kung talagang tinutukan siya. Nagkaroon siya ng sugat sa tagiliran. Dapat yan ‘yong damit ay may bahid ng dugo at butas. Nakita natin ‘yong suot niya na walang dugo, malinis, kasi kung yon ang pinapatunayan niya na tinutukan siya ng kutsilyo, doon niya natamo yong sugat niya sa tagiliran, merong dugo sa damit niya,” he said.
Salazar said they believe the killing of the baby was premeditated and that the suspect tried to mislead the investigators.
“Kung titingnan natin parang planado. Base doon sa imbestigasyon natin, wala talagang tao, kasi may mga tao sa paligid at wala silang nakitang lalaki at babae napansin na ganoong itsura sa nababanggit niya,” he said.