Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Cainta massacre suspect arrested in Marinduque
MANILA, Philippines -- Police has taken custody of the suspect in the massacre of 4 people, including 2 children, in Cainta, Rizal Monday.
The suspect, identified as Fortunato “Junjun” Acibar, was found in Boac, Marinduque. He was implicated in the killing of 4 Acibar family members, including children ages 10 and 14, in San Andres Village.
Chief Inspector Gilmer Manguera, Boac police chief, said a tricycle driver alerted them about the suspect’s whereabouts.
The driver told Boac police he recognized Acibar from pictures shown by TV Patrol. He said the suspect boarded his tricycle around 4 p.m. Monday.
Policemen immediately went to Acibar’s place and convinced him to surrender peacefully.
Recovered from the suspect were various documents, including police clearance, National Bureau of Investigation clearance, and school records which proved his identity.
Acibar, the nephew of one of the massacre victims, reportedly admitted his crime during tactical interrogation.
He said he could no longer take the incessant pestering of Elizabeth Acibar, the wife of his uncle Amado Acibar Sr. This, he said, drove him to kill Amado, Elizabeth and children Amado Jr., 14, and Fritzie, 10.
After the massacre, Acibar immediately left Cainta and went into hiding in Marinduque.
Manguera said they are waiting for the Cainta police to pick up the suspect.