Dad hacks daughter dead due to wife's broken promise

Posted at 07/12/2012 3:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A man was arrested after he hacked his daughter to death in Tabaco City, Albay on Wednesday afternoon.

Suspect Joveth Borjal, 26, allegedly hacked dead his 4-year-old-daughter, Jovelyn, inside their house in Barangay San Roque.

Jovelyn was found lying in a pool of blood inside their bathroom.

Borjal said he vented his anger at Jovelyn because his wife, who was in Manila, kept on breaking her promise to come home.

"Sana ‘di ko na lang ‘yun ginawa sa anak ko… naisip ko patayin na lang anak ko para magkasama na kami,"Joveth said.

Joel Borjal, Joveth’s father, said he noticed a changed in his son’s behavior days before the killing.

“Sinasabi niya papatayin daw siya ng mga kapitbahay...nabarang iyan sa Samar, sabi ng asawa,” Joel said.

Borjal is now under police custody and is facing parricide charges. – report from Lyn Niebla, ABS-CBN News Bicol