Parricide, murder raps filed vs ex-husband, girlfriend for bank teller’s slay
Charges were filed against the ex-husband of a bank teller, whose body was buried at the back of a house in Angeles, Pampanga last month.
Fidel Sheldon Arcenas was slapped with parricide for the death of his former wife, Tania Camille Dee, whose body was dug up at a house that the couple used to rent in Pampanga.
Director Benjamin Magalong,. the chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, said Arcenas’ current girlfriend, Angela Dychioco, was charged with murder for her alleged participation in burying the body.
Dee’s body was discovered on June 28, a week after she was reported missing and was last seen in the company of her ex-husband.
Magalong said police investigators recommended Dychioco to be considered as a state witness.
But as a matter of procedure, the CIDG first filed charges against Arcenas’ girlfriend. The Department of Justice will evaluate if she will be accepted in the Witness Protection Program, according to Magalong.
Dee was buried at the backyard of the house of Dychioco’s mother last June 28. She was last seen alive on June 20 in a Japanese restaurant with her ex-husband.
Meanwhile, Magalong said Arcenas could still be in the country since he had no departure records at the Bureau of Immigration.
“We have already concluded the investigation and we are shifting to manhunt operations to arrest the husband,” the CIDG chief said.
The CIDG has a copy of the arrest warrant against Arcenas for an attempted homicide case, for which he is under probation.
Last week, Dychioco assisted the CIDG in reenacting the discovery of Dee’s body.
Dychioco told the CIDG that she did not see how Arcenas killed the victim and that she was instructed to wrap Dee’s remains before it was buried, and to clean the house of all evidence.
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