Suspect Jesse Tesoro
The Nueva Ecija Provincial Police arrested the suspect in a massacre of six in Barangay Tambo Adorable in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija on Friday.
Witnesses said suspect Jesse Tesoro, 41, had a heated argument over a cellphone memory card with his live-partner and cousin, Jennifer Cariaga, 24, the night before the crime.
Investigator SPO1 Israel Santiago said they were able to arrest Tesoro after an intensified manhunt operation in the province.
Tesoro admitted that he was hurt as their relatives were forcing them to end their relationship.
“Uminom po ako, pinaghihiwalay po kami (I had been drinking that time. They wanted to keep us apart), ” he confessed.
The fatalities include his partner Jennifer; their brother in law Sonny Custodio; Sergio Caballero, 29; Amy Caballero, 12; Joshua Caballero, 10; and the childrens’ mother, Leonila Caballero.
The wounded, Analyn Caballero, 20, is now recovering at Dr Paulino J Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center.
Also spared from the crime are one year old Julie Ann Cariaga and five year old Shane Custodia who were sleeping inside the bedroom when the incident happened.
The suspect is now facing charges of multiple murder and is detained at San Leonardo Police Station in Nueva Ecija. — UNTV News & Rescue