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Mentally ill man accused of killing 83-year-old mother in Quirino

By: - Correspondent / @melvingasconINQ
/ 03:55 PM October 04, 2016

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya — An 83-year old woman was found dead on Monday (Oct. 3) after she was allegedly choked to death by her own son and dumped in Diffun town in Quirino province.

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The body of Regina Gabut, which was wrapped in a blanket, was found slumped along the road in Barangay (village) Isidro Paredes at 5:30 a.m., the Diffun police said.

Gabut, a resident of Plaridel village in Santiago City, might have been strangled to death with a leather belt.

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The prime suspect is her son, Nestorio, 49, who was detained and sent to a medical facility in Tuguegarao City.

“The suspect is a mental patient and is still undergoing therapy. He supposedly missed his regular shot of anti-depressants on Sunday and he went berserk that night,” said Chief Insp. Maciste Serrano, Diffun police chief.  SFM/rga

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