Suspect in teacher’s rob-slay arrested

Published October 9, 2021, 5:28 PM

by Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – The man, who killed and robbed a public high school teacher in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental on Oct. 6, told police that he did the crime because he had no money to celebrate his birthday.

Police Maj. Joery Puerto, head of Police Station 8, led the arrest of 39-year-old Delleon Del Rosario, in Barangay SingcangAirport here early yesterday morning.

Puerto said that Del Rosario told the police that he initially planned to rob 28-year-old Jessica Ducay, the niece of his employer.

But when Del Rosario entered the house of the victim in Barangay Banquerohan, the latter woke up and allegedly hit him with a chair, Puerto said.

This prompted the suspect to allegedly stab Ducay before carting away ₱79,000.

The victim’s family had earlier offered a ₱50,000 reward for the immediate arrest of the suspect, who was identified by authorities through a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera.

The following day, Puerto said the suspect’s wife coordinated with the police, telling that she will help them contact her husband to surrender on Thursday, Oct. 7.

However, the suspect did not surface until that evening, prompting the police to wait for him at his wife’s house, where he was cornered on Friday, Oct. 8.

Police did not recover the stolen money from the suspect.

Puerto said the suspect also did not tell them where he went and how he was able to go to Bacolod a er the incident, but he admitted that he was just supposed to rob the victim.

Puerto said the suspect also denied using illegal drugs.

The suspect was already turned over to Cadiz City Police Station for the filing of robbery with homicide charges.