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Cops nab murder, robbery suspects

By Basir Alipolo

Pigcawayan, Cotabato — Authorities here have arrested two suspects last Friday, who admitted to killings and robbing Evelyn Penson last July 3.

Datu Odin Sinsuat Chief of Police, Chief Insp. AchmadAlibonga identified the suspects as Liezel Cagampong and Jefrey Magdalan, residents of the same place.

Cagampong admitted to the crime saying she was forced by Magdalan to commit the crime and pointed out Magdalan, as the one responsible for killing Penson by hitting her in the head with an iron pipe.

She added that Magdalan threatened to kill her and her child if she would not cooperate.

Evelyn Penson was found dead on July 3 in her own residence with multiple stab wounds and a concussion to the head which caused her death.

The Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco) recovered from the crime scene a strand of hair which were put under DNA testing while the brother Elmer Penson gave a list of possible suspects that may have committed the crime, from that list came out the name of Cagampong, who once served as a housemaid for the siblings and was close to the family.

The suspects are now in the custody of DOS Police lock up cell and facing charges of robbery and homicide with murder.


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