Mental patient bludgeons mother-in-law to death

BATAC CITY, Dec. 26–Bedridden Alejandrina Agtunong, 67, was killed when her son-in-law, said to be a mental patient, attacked her in their house at Brgy. San Mateo, this city, relatives reported.

The suspect bludgeoned the victim in the head using a hammer, her daughter Rosebella said.

“I rushed to the side of my mother, bloodied and gasping for breath, as my father disarmed the suspect,” she added.
Report said the victim had been half paralyzed and bedridden for the past five years.

The suspect later spoke to reporters at his police detention cell and expressed regret for the slay saying he was not in his normal senses when he committed the crime.

Report said he missed that day to take in his maintenance dose for his mental illness.(tsg w/ da-ga report)