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6 killed, 1 hurt in N. Ecija hacking spree

By: - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ
/ 02:35 PM April 20, 2018

A 10-year-old child and five others were killed while one was injured in a hacking spree in the town of San Leonardo in Nueva Ecija on Friday, authorities said.

Senior Inspector Jacquilene Gahid, of the Nueva Ecija police, said the incident happened around 4:30 a.m. inside an apartment in Barangay Tambo Adorable.

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She said the suspect, identified as Jessie Tesoro, hacked to death his live-in partner, Jennifer Cariaga, 24, as well as the other victims identified as: Leonila Cariaga, 48; Amy Caballero, 19; Josua Caballero, 10; Sergio Caballero, 29; and Sonny Custodio.

Annalyn Caballero survived the incident and is currently undergoing treatment at the Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center in Cabanatuan City.

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Two children also survived the attack and are currently under the care of the San Leonardo police women and children’s desk.

Authorities are currently conducting a manhunt operation against the suspect.

Investigation is underway to determine the motive behind the incident.  /kga

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