Man Nabbed for Killing Niece in Tarlac
ABS-CBNnews.com / Posted at 03/01/2012 12:55 AM
MANILA, Philippines – A man suspected of killing and raping his 18-year-old
niece was arrested by police in Camiling, Tarlac Tuesday night.
The suspect, identified as Ferdinand Martin, may face charges of murder and
Martin’s niece Maricris was strangled to death in a farm in Barangay
Palimbo. The victim’s shorts and underwear were pulled down and her shirt
was up when authorities found her body.
Martin, however, denied that he raped his niece, claiming that her clothes
and underwear were not in place because she just had sexual intercourse with
The suspect said he held a grudge against the victim’s family because they
accused of him of stealing their pets.
The results of the autopsy have yet to be released. Police investigations