Deranged husband beheads 'vampire' wife in Iloilo

By Nony Basco, ABS-CBN Iloilo

Posted at Apr 14 2010 03:56 PM | Updated as of Apr 15 2010 08:39 AM

ILOILO, Philippines - An elderly woman was beheaded by her deranged husband--who claimed he mistook her for a vampire--in Iloilo province on Tuesday.

The body of 70-year-old Adela Rojo was found without her head past 6 a.m. Tuesday in her residence in Sitio Tubudan in Barangay Igcocolo, Guimbal town in Iloilo.

The victim’s body was found after her husband, Rodolfo, voluntarily surrendered to the police.

Rodolfo admitted he was responsible for the death of his wife, saying he mistook her for a vampire.

According to some of the family members, the husband has been acting strangely for over a week.

Authorities believe the suspect is suffering from nervous breakdown, but they do not know the root cause of his unstable mental condition.

Police are still waiting for the decision of the family on whether or not to file charges against the suspect. As of posting, he was still detained at the Guimbal police station.