Security guard charged for rape-slay of La Salle Lipa student
LIPA CITY, Philippines – A security guard has been charged for the rape and killing of a De La Salle Lipa student in Lipa City, Batangas.
Batangas police director Col. Edwin Quilates said suspect Jorge Benedicto underwent inquest proceedings for rape and homicide on Wednesday.
Police said Benedicto was the security guard in the subdivision where the victim, Fidex Therese Maranan, 21, had lived.
A report from the Batangas police said Benedicto was arrested around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Oriental Mindoro.
Quilates had declined to give further details on Benedicto’s arrest until a press briefing on Thursday.
Maranan, a fourth year student of De La Salle Lipa, was found dead on May 17 in her home at Miracle Heights Subdivision in Barangay Antipolo del Norte in Lipa City.
A relative found her body covered with a blanket on the bedroom floor.
Autopsy showed that the victim was hit in the head and stabbed in the neck. The victim was also sexually assaulted, said police. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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