Woman stabbed by 'possessed' 17-yr-old sister

Posted at 11/16/2012 5:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- A woman is in critical condition after being stabbed by her own sister in Zamboanga City on Thursday afternoon.

The victim, identified as Vanessa Jorton, 21, was stabbed six times in the back and chest by her 17-year-old sister  in their house in Barangay Mercedes past noon.

Initial investigation showed that the two were both inside their room when the younger sister suddenly grabbed a knife and repeatedly stabbed the victim.

Police said the two were not arguing prior to the incident.
 
Police investigator Jova Agustin said the teen sister claimed that she was possessed by evil spirits before the incident occurred.

She said she just realized a few moments later that she was stabbing her sister when she saw blood on her sister's body.

The suspect also claimed she remembers seeing a dark man threatening to kill her and her family.

Meanwhile, police said they could not detain the suspect since she is a minor.

The victim also decided not to file a case against her sister.

Investigations are still ongoing. -- Report from RJ Rosalado, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga