Mother kills 5-year-old daughter, critically injures another

Published October 15, 2019, 8:20 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Danny Estacio

RIZAL, Laguna – A 5-year-old-girl was killed and her elder sister critically injured by their own mother Tuesday at Barangay Tuy, in this town.

A report identified the suspect as Ana Loraine Medalla, 30, and a resident of Viriña Subdivision, Barangay Tuy.

Police Captain Lindley Tibuc, the town’s chief of police, identified the victims as Catherina and her sister Keisha Kayle, 11 years old. Keisha is still under observation at the Rizal Infirmary.

The report added that the incident happened at around 7:45 a.m. Catherina died of asphyxiation. Medalla apparently used a pillow to suffocate the child. Keisha, on the other hand, received 26 stab wounds from a scissor.

Investigation showed that the victims’ relatives reported the incident to the police station which responded immediately and effected the arrest of the suspect at the crime scene.

The victims were found by the responding policemen at their bedroom. Keisha was covered in blood. Both victims were rushed to the hospital but Catherina was declared dead on arrival.

The victims’ father works abroad. According to witnesses, the suspect is under the influence of illegal drugs when she committed the crime.

The suspect is currently detained at the town prison cell as the police prepare the criminal case of parricide.