Murder suspect surrenders to PNP-HPG unit
MANILA, Philippines — A man wanted for murder and frustrated murder has surrendered to a unit of the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG).
A report from the PNP-HPG on Tuesday identified the suspect as Edmyr Balimbin. Police said Balimbin is a suspect in the fatal stabbing of his mother-in-law Gina Garcia and her 16-year old daughter Jenny Grace Garcia on April 17 in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija.
Police said Karen Rosete, the suspect’s sister-in-law, was also wounded in the incident.
According to the HPG, Balimbin confided the crime he had committed to another relative, who then asked the assistance of Staff Sergeant Erwin Requinala, a member of the HPG whom he personally knows.
Police said Requinala, a member of the Motorcycle Unit of the HPG’s Regional Highway Patrol Unit in the National Capital Region (RHPU-NCR), then convinced the suspect to surrender on Monday at around 5:56 a.m.
In an interview with reporters, Balimbin said he stabbed the two victims dead after they allegedly refused to give him a part of his wife’s income. Police said the suspect’s wife is working abroad to support their two children.
“Hindi binibigay sa akin ‘yung pinapadala ng asawa ko. Gusto nila kunin para sila ang kukuha ng pinapadala ng asawa ko (They were not giving the money sent by my wife. They want to take it for themselves),” Balimbin told reporters.
Balimbin is now detained at the RHPU-NCR as criminal charges are being readied against him. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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