Monday, November 29, 2010
‘Salvaging’ survivor’s baby dies
MANILA, Philippines - It was just too much for her baby to take.
"Adeliza" was still recovering from 24 stab wounds and a gunshot wound in her right thigh when she suffered a miscarriage at a hospital on Monday.
She was in her fourth month of pregnancy.
The 23-year-old victim survived a brutal murder attempt by 2 policemen she considered friends.
After picking her up in a car from her house in Angono, Rizal, Adeliza said Police Officer 1 Atennor Mariquit and PO2 Mario Natividad suddenly wrapped her head with duct tape, and bound her hands and feet.
She was later led out of the vehicle, stabbed repeatedly, and thrown in a ravine in Pagsanjan, Laguna. One of the suspects shot Adeliza in the right thigh before leaving her for dead.
Summoning her courage, the victim was able to grab a broken bottle lying on the ground to cut through the tape that tied her hands behind her back.
She then crawled uphill for 5 hours despite a relentless a downpour to ask for help.
"Adeliza" says she found strength in her determination to save her child. "Iniisip ko nung panahon na yon mailigtas siya. Pero hindi narin kinaya," she lamented.
Two of the suspects are now in the custody of the police.
A third civilian suspect, known as alias “Toto,” is still at large. Police in Angono, Rizal said they already have his identity.
Aside from frustrated murder charges, the suspects may now face an additional charge of abortion because of the death of Adeliza's child.