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Jealous man stabs ex-partner 11 times

/ 04:41 AM May 28, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—Since he can’t have her back, he made sure no one else will.

A 29-year-old man stabbed his former live-in partner 11 times after she refused to reconcile with him, in an attack that took place inside a burger stand in Tondo, Manila, before dawn Tuesday.

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A bystander found the victim, Jerica Sioco, and took her to the hospital, where she died before she could receive treatment.

Sioco’s former partner, Ryan Reyes, was arrested by the police and later confessed.

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In an Inquirer interview, Reyes said he went to the burger stand at the corner of J. Nolasco and Morga streets where the victim worked to convince her to go back to him.

When she refused, he flew into a rage as he recalled the times she cheated on him when they were still together.

He then took out a 12-inch-long knife and stabbed her repeatedly.  Witnesses later told the police that they heard him screaming at her: “I’ll kill you. No one else can have you.”

Reyes claimed that “the last time (Sioco) went to our house in Gagalangin, Tondo, I read messages on her cell phone from different men asking her to go [with them] to hotels.”

He added that he also saw her drinking birth control pills and learned that she was being visited regularly at her work place by a man on a motorcycle.

“I loved her but it eventually turned into anger because of her infidelity,” said Reyes, who has two children with Sioco.

A witness, Oliver Gobres, found the stabbing victim lying on the ground and rushed her to Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center where she was declared dead on arrival.

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Reyes, who had head injuries and bruises on his legs and feet when he was brought to the Manila Police District (MPD) headquarters in Ermita, claimed that he earlier took a beating from at least five policemen from the MPD’s Moriones station.

“They banged my head against the wall, hit my legs and feet with a hammer and poured boiling water on my back,” he said.

But homicide investigator SPO3 Glenzor Vallejo maintained that Reyes suffered those injuries after several bystanders stopped him from escaping after the attack.

In a phone interview, MPD Moriones police station commander Supt. Jackson Tuliao said that he would look into the suspect’s allegations against his men.—With Jacqueline Arias

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