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Alleged drug dependent mom kills daughter, 5; wounds eldest child, 11

/ 11:25 AM October 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A woman allegedly killed her five-year-old daughter and wounded another 11-year-old in Laguna on Tuesday, which police say was due to hallucinations caused by drug addiction.

Col. Eleazar Matta, Laguna police chief, identified the suspect as 30-year-old Ana Loraine Medalla, who was also arrested after allegedly committing the gruesome crime.

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Matta said the suspect allegedly suffocated her youngest daughter before stabbing her elder child several times using scissors.

He said the body of the five-year-old child was found at the residence of the family in Barangay Tuy, Rizal town, while the other victim was rushed to a hospital.

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“Due to drug addiction, naghahalucinate [she’s hallucinating],” Matta told INQUIRER.net when asked of the reason why the suspect committed the crime. He added the suspect, who may face a case of parricide and frustrated parricide, was hallucinating about “bad objects.”

Police are investigating the incident. /jpv

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