FAME-hungry twin brothers allegedly killed a four-year-old boy they stole a telephone from in worry he would inform his dad and mom.
John Mark and John Kevin Salonga, 18, are accused of murdering the teenager within the Philippines after a plan to steal and promote his cellular to fund their bid for stardom went awry.
The brothers allegedly needed to take the Android handset, price 8,000 pesos (£120), to promote it and use the cash so they might journey to the capital, Manila, and pursue their goals of stardom.
The twins, nevertheless, have been reportedly startled when, as they raided the house in Calulut, Pampanga, on Monday, February 15, the four-year-old boy walked out of the bed room and caught them stealing the telephone.
They allegedly fled and took teenager away with them as they have been afraid he would inform his dad and mom, who have been at work on the time.
Chatting with police, John Mark allegedly confessed they took the boy to an deserted constructing, the place they stuffed a towel in his mouth earlier than strangling him.
He mentioned: “We have been afraid that the boy would inform his dad and mom about us stealing.
“I attempted to inform my brother to simply let the boy go however he needed to kill him to cease him from speaking to anybody.”
Police mentioned the boy struggled and was nonetheless respiratory after being strangled, however the twins then bludgeoned his face with a rock.
Joel Manalang, the boy’s father, mentioned a driver pulled up outdoors their home late on Wednesday night time and left a bag that contained his son’s physique earlier than rushing off, reviews the Inquirer.
The motive force then reported that the bag had been left by two passengers he had given a raise to.
The 2 brothers have been then arrested in Sindalan.
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Central Luzon police director Brigadier General Valeriano de Leon said the twins are now facing murder charges.
He said: “We are still investigating the case and interrogating the two brothers to gather more evidence and know exactly what really happened.
“We are preparing the murder case against the twins now.”