Man beheads 70-yr-old mom that 'turned into aswang'

By Barbara Mijares, ABS-CBN News Bacolod

Posted at Jul 25 2014 01:32 PM | Updated as of Jul 26 2014 03:40 AM

BACOLOD CITY - The decapitated body of a 70-year-old woman was found outside her home in Purok Esperanza, Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City on Thursday.

The head of Eledina Gabitanan was found just a few meters away from his son, Percival, who was sitting inside their house.

According to their neighbors, they heard Gabitanan asking for help at around 3 a.m.

One of them, Rosalinda Alfsicar, then sought help from barangay officials.

When they went to Gabitanan's house, she said Percival was just sitting down as if nothing happened. She said the suspect had already washed the body of his dead mother when they arrived.

Percival admitted to ABS-CBN News that he tied his mother before killing her.

He claimed they were just talking when his mother's appearance allegedly changed into that of an "aswang."

He said he then stabbed her in the chest with a bamboo but it failed to pierce through her, so he decided to cut off her head.

Inspector Richard Fajarito, deputy commander of police station 8, said Percival's statement was inconsistent, and that the latter had admitted using illegal drugs.

Police said the suspect will be facing parricide charges.