MANILA, Philippines – A man suspected of being mentally ill killed his wife and 5 children in Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte on Sunday night.
Suspect Pepito Catoy killed his wife, Adeta, 32, and children Merlyn, 10; Mylene, 6; Reneboy, 4; Ailen, 3; and Dylene, 1, inside their house in Sitio Sapaibo, Barangay Panamplay.
Police said Catoy hit the victims’ heads with a rock while they were sleeping at around 11 p.m.
Catoy is now under the custody of Roxas Police. He might undergo several tests to determine his mental well-being.
Catoy is facing multiple charges of parricide. – report from Dynah Diestro, ABS-CBN News Dipolog