Man kills wife, 5 kids

Posted at | Updated as of 04/13/12 6:29 AM

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