A man who failed to woo back his ex-girlfriend allegedly shot her loved ones, killing one of her sons, at their home in Quezon City recently.
According to Emil Sumangil's report on "24 Oras", the suspect was identified as identified as Florencio Martos Rios Jr. alias “Carlos.”
Ana Marie Baluno's son Raven, 21, was shot and killed while he was on a video call with his wife.
Baluno said Rios entered their house in West Fairview, around noon on March 18. He then allegedly shot those inside the residence.
“Sobrang sakit po kasi hindi ko po alam paano ako mag-uumpisa,” Ana Maria lamented.
(It's so painful because I don't know how to start again.)
“On-going ang video call namin. Ang sabi nila ‘yung asawa ko, wala na, nabaril na at wala ng pulso. Hindi ko matanggap kasi kakausap ko lang sa kanya,” Raven's wife Lyn Arejola said.
(We were on video call. Then, they said my husband was gone. He had been shot and no longer had a pulse. I can't accept it because I just talked to him.)
Also injured were Baluno's sister Lian and another son Bryan James, who kept the suspect from going to the second floor where his mother was.
Baluno said Rios tried several times to get her back together. But she said he was addicted to betting on online cockfights or e-sabong.
“Hindi po siya nag-du-drugs pero sobrang sugapa sa talpak. Kasi nandyan ‘yung wala na raw siyang sinasahod, naubos sa talpak. Tapos nakakagawa siya ng hindi maganda dahil may mga nag-hunting sa kanya. Dahil sa talpak kaya siya nakapagnakaw,” Baluno said.
(He doesn't do drugs, but he is very addicted to talpak. Because those days he ran out of money because of talpak. Then he does bad things because he said there are people hunting him. Because of the talpak, he was also able to steal.)
“Hindi niya raw ako pwede iwan, ilalaban niya raw ako ng patayan sabi niya ng ganon. Basta lagi po siyang nanakot” she added.
(He said he couldn't leave me and would fight for me even if he killed someone. He always threatens me.)
Meanwhile, Lyn is crying for justice.
“Sana sa ginawa niya hindi na siya makalaya para hindi na maulit ang ginawa niya. Sana mabulok na siya sa kulungan,” Lyn expressed.
(Hopefully, with what he did, he will not be freed so that he will not repeat what he did. I hope he rots in jail.)
Rios was immediately arrested and is now under the custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of Quezon City Police District. —Mel Matthew Doctor/NB, GMA News