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

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

arrest-2 inquirer file photo

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.


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.


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

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Choking, Crime, crime suspect, crime victim, Diffun municipality, elderly victims of crime, mental illness, mental instability, Murder, Nestorio Gabut, news, parricide, Quirino, Regina Gabut, Regions
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.