By Dino Balabo
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MALOLOS CITY—Police arrested on Sunday a 33-year old mother who killed her four children by stabbing them while sleeping and setting them on fire in their rented apartment in Meycauayan City.
Police identified the suspect as Marie Dexter Darlucio, resident of Hulo Street, Barangay Iba in the said city.
The fatalities were identified as Karyl Franz, 9; Seth Benedict, 7; Zane Jacob, 3; and York Joshua, 1. All surnamed Darlucio and are children of the suspect.
PO3 Rafael Brinoza of the Camalig Community Precinct said that neighbors were awakened by fire that gutted the apartment of the victims early Sunday.
They rushed to call local firefighters and helped in putting out the 1 fire only to be surprised by four dead bodies inside the apartment.
But what shocked them is the revelation of Marie Darlucio who admitted killing her four kids by stabbing them.
She later set the apartment on fire in an apparent attempt to hide the crime. Marie was later arrested by policemen and is now detained at the Meycauayan City jail.
When asked by journalists, she said she had no regrets for what she had done and blamed her husband for committing mistakes against them.
Marie is now facing multiple parricide charges.