Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Victim's mom blames drugs for Caloocan twin murders

MANILA, Philippines - The mother of a nine-year-old girl, murdered by their neighbor along with her 15-year-old cousin last week in Caloocan City, said yesterday she blames illegal drugs for the crime. Analyn Coronado, 41, said her family and that of Gilbert Fulloso, 25, nicknamed Berto, were “good neighbors.” Fulloso admitted killing Analyn’s daughter Joanna Marie Coronado and niece Diana Rose Liza. “Berto and Diana were friends. They were neighbors for more than two years but the night of the murder Berto was seen drinking and may be he was high on drugs, It’s the drugs,” Analyn said. “Every time my sister left their house, she would request Aling Leonor (Fulloso’s mother) to watch over Diana,” she added. She said that before her younger sister, Aiza Morado, went home to Iloilo to attend the burial of her husband, she went to Fulloso’s mother, telling her to look after Liza while she was away. Related story: Suspect in Caloocan twin slays charged Diana was living with Morado at a rented house adjacent to that of the suspect in Barangay 12, Caloocan City when she was murdered on Nov. 25 with Joanna, kept her company while their aunt was away. Joanna’s house is located two blocks away from that of Dianna. Fulloso admitted killing the girls, claiming he was not in his right mind because he was very drunk and high on marijuana. He said that he only happened to pass by the girls’ house and saw the door was open. He said he went into the house to tell them the door was open but the girls became hysterical upon seeing him. He said he grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the girls to stop them from shouting. Fulloso escaped to Albay after the incident but was arrested four days later