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Killer of lady stabbed 21 times arrested

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – A barangay executive has confessed to killing a pretty 29-year-old woman who was found dumped in a river Sunday in Socorro Town.

Leo Macalalad, a barangay councilor of Brgy. San Vicente South (Bagong Pook) was initially interrogated when he volunteered to provide information on the killing of Queency de los Reyes.

A check was done on Macalalad’s home when the barangay official showed inconsistencies on his statements, forcing probers of the police regional headquarters at Camp Efigenio Navarro to check the house of the suspect.

A bloodied bed was seen inside Macalalad who eventually broke down and claimed responsibility in stabbing De los Reyes 21 times in different parts of the victim’s body.

PNP Oriental Mindoro provincial director Senior Superintendent Florendo C. Quibuyen said Macalalad made claims he is the boyfriend of De los Reyes and that he killed the victim due to extreme jealousy.

The body of the victim was found wrapped in a blanket along the national highway in Barangay Pasi Dos, Socorro town.

Relatives of the victim were contacted when police found a cellphone in her pocket. (JERRY ALCAYDE)