By Alexandria Dennise San Juan
The sixteen-year marriage of a couple in Quezon City ended up tragic after the husband killed and mutilated his wife in an apparent “crime of passion.”
Investigators of the Quezon City Police District identified the couple as Orlando Estrera, 43, and Hiede Estrera, 46, both maintenance personnel of Sisters of Mt. Carmel Catholic School.
It appears that a kid saw Orlando throwing something outside their house on St. Michael Extension, Republic Avenue in Barangay Holy Spirit around 5 p.m. yesterday.
When he saw the body, he called their neighbors who sought help from the authorities who saw body parts scattered outside the house.
Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD director, told reporters in a press conference that the victim was asking her husband for a massage when Orlando suddenly saw his wife as an animal and strangled her.
Eleazar said the suspect opened his wife’s belly using a 30-centimeter-long kitchen knife, to check if there is a fetus, then chopped her neck, and mutilated her breasts, arms and legs.
Meanwhile, Orlando, who was presented today at the QCPD headquarters in Camp Karingal, narrated how he “slaughtered” his wife, whom he saw as Satan.
According to Orlando, he just came out from their comfort room when he saw his wife lying face down.
“I realized that the person I am living with is Satan. So, I checked who is that person under the mask,” Orlando told reporters.
He said he stepped on his wife’s neck, chopped it off, pierced her eyes, and started peeling the skin of her face to see “who was hiding under the mask.”
The suspect also stepped on the victim’s womb and cut it to check if there is a fetus inside. It appears that the two do not have any children.
Barangay officials said Hiede has myoma which police have yet to be checked pending autopsy results.
Orlando also said he chopped his wife’s head and sucked her brain “so she cannot harm other people.”
When the authorities arrived, they chanced upon Orlando inside the house who still has flesh all over his face.
Orlando said he killed his wife “to save us from the wrath of the devil,” and said he do not regret killing her.
He also told reporters that he now feels free that the “devil” is gone.
Meanwhile, neighbors said they were shocked with what happened since they always saw the couple sweet together. They didn’t also hear anything at the time of the incident and said they seldom argue.
Authorities are now looking into the possibility of the suspect being mentally challenged as “no person in his proper mind will do that thing,” according to the QCPD chief.
Eleazar said a case of parricide is being readied against the suspect who is now locked up in a cell under the custody of the QCPD.