MANILA – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, who is pushing for the revival of death penalty, promised Saturday to hang a man tagged in the rape-slay of a toddler in Davao Oriental if he is proven guilty.
The man was arrested Saturday for allegedly raping and killing a three-year-old girl, who was found dead some 200 meters away from her house in Barangay Puntalinao, Banaybanay town last Friday.
Authorities suspect the child was raped because she was found half-naked and bore a large wound on her genitals.
The 51-year-old suspect is a neighbor and church mate of the victim’s family.
The rape-slay victim identified as Annjealhen Faith Malicse Alonzo was found dead on May 27, 2016 at around 11a.m. The crime scene was reportedly 200 meters away from the victim’s house in Purok Waling Waling, Barangay Punta Linao, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental.
The Philippine National Police revealed their initial investigation results to the media citing that when they retrieved the dead body of the rape-slay victim they also discovered a cigarette butt and ballpen in the crime scene.
With little clues about the suspect, the detectives formed a special force to hunt down the alleged killer believed to be a 51-year-old man who also lives in the area. On May 28, 2016, the police successfully captured the suspect identified as Eduardo Agoncillo.
The Alonzo family couldn’t believe that Agoncillo committed the heinous crime since they treat him like a true member of their family.
The family of the child has since appealed to Duterte to push for the revival of death penalty.
Speaking to reporters in Davao City, Duterte said he does not want to interfere with police investigation on the crime. “It’s a layered authority… Hindi ko overtake-an iyan.”
But, he guaranteed that if proven guilty, he would endorse the suspect’s execution by hanging.
“Gusto niyo kapag ma-implement iyan, hanap ako ng media, for show lang. Matingnan lang natin iyung effect kung paano mamatay ang tao sa hanging,” Duterte said.
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