5 killed in Vigan massacre

Posted at Aug 03 2012 12:46 PM | Updated as of Jan 20 2017 05:24 PM

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A man committed suicide after allegedly killing his wife, daughter and two other relatives in Vigan, Ilocos Sur before dawn Thursday.

Edwin Espinueva, 37, was found dead with his wife, Frances Ruela; daughter Carla; mother-in-law Estrelita Mendoza; and wife’s cousin Jeffrey Mendoza inside their house in Barangay Amianance.

The victims died of gunshot wounds to the head.

The victims’ relatives said marital problems may have caused Edwin to run amok.

They said Frances had just found out that Edwin had an affair.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, August 3 2012