Sunday, April 27, 2014

Dad kills 6-year-old son with hammer; mom in critical condition (Philippines)

Dad is identified as JUNIE PACHECO.

Child dies after being hacked and hit by own father

April 27, 2014 6:38pm

A six-year-old child in Ilocos Norte died after being hacked and hit with a hammer by his own father, a radio report said Sunday.

Lemuel Pacheco, a kindergarten pupil, was declared dead on arrival at the Bangui District Hospital, Bombo Radyo reported.

His mother, Mary Anne Pacheco, was also hit with a hammer and was in critical condition at the Gov. Roque Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital, the report added.

The report said the suspect, identified as Junie Pacheco, a resident of Barangay San Lorenzo in Bangui town, has been placed under tight watch. Pacheco is at the hospital himself after hacking at his own neck and hitting his own head with a hammer.

Junie's mother, Jovita Castro, who reportedly saw Pacheco hurting himself, was quoted in the report as saying she did not know why the suspect attacked his own wife and child. — Joel Locsin/JDS, GMA News