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Fatalities in Pampanga slays rise to 7

/ 09:37 AM September 23, 2013

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Philippines–The number of deaths in Friday’s multiple murders at a home north of here rose to seven when the head the household died in hospital on Monday, according to the police.

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Nicolas Edejer, 42, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Hospital in nearby Angeles City, said San Fernando police chief Superintendent Ricardo David, citing a report by the victim’s physician Dr. Keith Vitan.

Edejer, a bangus (milkfish) trader, sustained a gunshot wound in the head during the killings that claimed the life of his wife Corazon, son Kenneth, nephew Nelson Dominico, housemaids Teresita Lansangan and Kaykay, and Benigno Villanueva.

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The six were found dead in separate areas in the two houses within their compound at No. 19 Molave Street, L&S Subdivision.

They were all shot in the head in the attack that investigators estimated happened between 4 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday.

The police have been tracking the main suspect, whose name has not been released.

No case for robbery with homicide has yet been filed.

Edejer’s nine 9-year-old son was spared. He arrived from school at around 5 p.m. and with the help of two friends, climbed the fence to gain entry into the compound and saw the victims sprawled in pools of blood.

A relative of Edejer later took custody of the boy.

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