Mentally ill man kills parents, cooks pa's head

Posted at 09/23/09 1:19 PM

A 26-year-old man allegedly suffering from mental illness hacked to death his parents and even decapitated his father in Capiz.

An ABS-CBN Regional Network Group report identified the suspect as Fernan dela Vega, 26. Authorities said dela Vega attacked and killed his father Federico, 56, a barangay kagawad, and mother Editha, 66.

The incident happened Tuesday morning at Barangay Linumpunag, Pontevedra in Capiz.

ABS-CBN Iloilo reported that the suspect hacked his parents with an axe and then dragged his father’s body to the kitchen and chopped off his head.

Arnulfo Blasurca, owner of the land rented by the couple, said the suspect placed the head in a cooking pot, added food seasoning and then cooked it. Police later arrested dela Vega at his home.

Upon questioning, dela Vega said he could not remember anything about what happened.

They added that the suspect had been in and out of jail for physically abusing his parents. He was also confined at the Pototan Mental Hospital in 2000 but was released when his parents thought he was already well. Reports from Maria Ausente, ABS-CBN Iloilo and Umagang Kay Ganda