(Suspect arrested) Laborer kills 18-year-old Print
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 12:09

By DAN TORIBIO

A laborer hacked an 18-year-old girl to death in Sitio Mina, Curuan last Sunday.

The victim, Margie Dagalea-Santiago, however, was able to name her attacker during the last minutes before her death, leading to the identification of her assailant.

The suspect, identified as 18- year-old Bennet dela Cruz Garcia, was arrested by barangay officials and police while hiding in the hinterlands of Mina, Curuan yesterday.

Initial investigation showed that prior to the attack, Santiago went to a store owned by a certain Efren Molina to buy electronic load.

Unknown to the victim, Garcia tailed her and hacked her several times in the body upon reaching a secluded area.

Despite her wounds, Santiago managed to run towards her residence and was brought to the hospital by her brothers.

Before her last breath, Santiago identified Garcia as her assailant.

Garcia, however, escaped and hid in the mountainous portion of Mina Curuan where he was arrested by authorities yesterday. (Dan Toribio)