- Jeffrey Guarin surrendered to the authorities and admitted to killing a nurse for booze
- He said that his intention was only to rob the victim some money, but he began to panic when the nurse fought with him
- Guarin is one of those who surrendered to authorities under Oplan Tokhang
The suspect in the killing of a St. Luke’s Medical Center nurse has surrendered after his conscience bothered him.
The suspect, known as Jeffrey Guarin, 22 years old, told the authorities that his intention was only to rob some money from September Ann Paz, a St. Luke’s Medical Center staff nurse, so he can buy more alcoholic drinks.
“I just wanted to get some money. I did not intend to kill her,” Guarin said.
The incident happened Saturday of last week, at the victim’s room.
Guarin appeared at the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters, Camp Karingal yesterday. Reports say that the suspect voluntarily surrendered to the officials of Brgy. Kristong Hari and admitted to the crime.
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Paz was found inside her dorm room lifeless and with multiple stab wounds in his head, body, and neck early Saturday. According to her dorm mates, Paz’ moans triggered them to alert the house caretaker.
The suspect said he destroyed the jalousie window of Paz and used it as his entrance to her room, located at the second floor of their dorm building.
He claimed that at the time of the crime, he was already drunk, but wanted more alcoholic drinks. Unfortunately, he did not have the funds to buy more.
Panic was the cause of his crime as the victim shouted when she saw him opening his bag, Guarin admitted.
“I grabbed the knife inside her room and stabbed her,” Guarin said. He said the victim fought with him.
He left the victim’s room empty handed.
Furthermore, QCPD chief Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar revealed the suspect was also under the influence of drugs, based on the drug test results that came out yesterday.
However, Guarin denied the chief’s statement, saying he already stopped last April. He said his reason for surrendering is that because he does not want to be “a victim [of the killings].”
The chief also said that Eleazar was among those who surrendered last July 15 under the police’s Oplan Tokhang. -Kami Media