POLICE released from detention an elderly man who allegedly killed his 80-year-old sister to death last week.
Nestor Derraco went out legally scot-free after two immediately family members submitted an affidavit of non-interest to file charges on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.
Nestor’s elder brothers Facundo and Arnulfo executed an affidavit that they will not pursue criminal charges against their sibling, who was released from detention Tuesday.
Inspector Alexander Lauron, Balasan police chief, said the two brothers claimed that Nestor’s ailments prompted their decision.
The suspect is allegedly suffering from hemorrhoids and prostate gland problems.
Nestor, the youngest of the brood, killed their elder sister Aida at their family home in Barangay Pani-an, Balasan, Iloilo.
Nestor initially claimed that Aida committed suicide. He reported the incident to police authorities 8:45 a.m. of Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.
But police later learned that Nestor stabbed Aida to death using a fork.
Police surmised that the incident may have happened between 9 and 10 p.m. on Nov 29.
Both are unmarried and had been living in the same house.
Police also recovered a blood-stained fork in the area.
Lauron said Nestor might have killed the victim after fought over a piece of land they owned.
Nestor allegedly would like to sell the land claiming that other individuals had been benefiting from it.