Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BREAKING: Suspect in Artita killing falls into hands of police

The suspect in the killing of 16-year-old student Angela Artita is now in the custody of the Sorsogon City police.

Roderick Diesta y Salazar, 33 years old, a tricycle driver and a resident of Barangay Balete, Bacon district, is now detained at the PNP Headquarters in Barangay Cabid-an.

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Initial reports gathered by BICOL STANDARD indicate that the suspect surrendered to the authorities yesterday.

The Sorsogon City PNP is still preparing an official report on the matter as of the time of this writing.

Diesta's family is said to have been under a lot of pressure from the locals, as outrage over the killing of the Saint Louise de Marillac College student erupted over the weekend.

Reportedly, local officials from Sorsogon City appealed to Diesta's relatives to convince them to surrender the suspect.

Meanwhile, Artita's parents, in a statement this morning, expressed their relief over the surrender of the suspect.
UPDATE: Suspect in Artita killing faces rape with homicide charges
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