Police are poised to file charges against 21-year-old Edgar Joseph Francisco Lucero, the suspect in the killing of six-year-old Lea who was found dead Tuesday afternoon in Brgy. Angliongto.
The suspect was arrested in his house in Del Pilar corner R. Castillo Streets, Agdao.
Police Senior Inspector Noel Villahermosa said that based on the initial report of the autopsy, it was determined that the victim suffered lacerations in her genital, an indication that she was raped. Thus, he said, they are set to file rape with homicide case against Lucero.
Lucero, who confessed to the crime, is an uncle of the victim.
An earlier suspect was initially detained for questioning but was later set free for lack of evidence.
“Katong una nato na suspek nakagawas na unya nisibat dayon kay murag natrauma sa maong insidente,” Villahermosa further said. Richy Nalagon