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Cops arrest suspect tagged in robbery, killing of teacher in Negros Occidental

/ 08:25 PM October 08, 2021
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BACOLOD CITY – Police arrested the suspect in the killing of a senior high school teacher in this city at past 1 a.m. Friday, October 8.

Arresting policemen said Delleon del Rosario did not resist arrest.

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According to Lt. Col. Rocky Desear, Cadiz police chief, Del Rosario was hired as a painter at the house of 28-year-old victim Jessica Transmonte Ducay.

Footage from two closed-circuit television cameras showed that Del Rosario was the lone person who entered and exited the Ducay house with the bag of the victim at the time of the crime.

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The school teacher was alone in the house at Sitio Canipa-an, Barangay Banquerohan, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Wednesday when the suspect hit her head with a hammer and stabbed her to death, Desear said.

Her bag with her identification card and documents were found near a river in Barangay Caduha-an, Cadiz. The P79,000 cash was no longer in the bag.

Desear said the Cadiz police coordinated with the Bacolod police after they received information that Del Rosario’s live-in partner resides in Calong-Calong at Barangay Singcang Airport, Bacolod City.

Del Rosario returned to the house of his live-in partner before dawn Friday and was arrested, Police Major Joery Puerto, Bacolod Police Station 8 commander, said.

Puerto said Del Rosario admitted killing the teacher. The suspect, he said, allegedly stole the money so he could celebrate his birthday.

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