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Suspect in rob-slay of saleslady, gay falls in Tarlac

  • Written by Rudy J. Abular
  • Published in Provincial
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CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- A 20-year-old man, who robbed and killed a saleslady and a gay call center
agent in two separate incidents, was arrested during a police operation in Bgy. Sapang Maragul, Tarlac
City, over the weekend.

Acting Tarlac police director Senior Supt. Richie Posadas identified the suspect as Nelson
Martinez Almoite, single, of Sitio Carague, Bgy. Sapang Maragul.
    
Posadas said the arrest of Almoite was made possible after four minors revealed to police
investigators his identity.
    
Probers tagged the suspect as the person who robbed and killed Christina Timogan Esteban, 21,
and Henry Lazatin Allied, 29.
    
Esteban, married, and a native of Agusan del Sur, was found dead by policemen on November 8 at
about 4 p.m. in Sitio Paquillao, Bgy. Care, Tarlac City, with 22 stab wounds in the body and an incise
cut on her nape.
    
On the other hand, the second victim who was living in Bgy. Motico, La Paz, Tarlac, was
discovered along the irrigation road of Sitio Bhuto, Bgy. Tibag, Tarlac City, at 8:30 a.m. two days
after. He sustained multiple stab wounds in different parts of his body, five of them in the nape.
    
During his arrest, police recovered from the possession of the suspect the cellphone of
Esteban and the handbag of Allied containing his personal belongings and short pants.
    
Posadas said the suspect was detained at Tarlac District Jail after criminal charges were
filed against him in court.
    
He said the suspect was previously detained in Angeles City for robbery and holdup cases as
well as rape charges last September this year.