Woman faces murder raps for killing common-law husband

By Jennifer P. Rendon   

A woman has been charged for allegedly killing his common-law husband inside their house in Calinog, Iloilo on Nov. 13.

Major Myles Dieron, Calinog police chief, said that a case for murder was filed against alias Lovely on Nov. 28 at the Iloilo Provincial Prosecutors Office.

Lovely voluntarily surrendered to police authorities on Monday, Nov. 27. She owned up to the killing of her live-in partner Jose Dalanon, 38. The couple has a 4-year-old son.

The victim’s sibling stood as the complainant against Lovely.

Dieron said that the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) had been requested to facilitate the suspect’s psychiatric evaluation.

“I believe she will be brought again for another psychiatric evaluation,” he said.

Whatever the result would be, Dieron said that it’s for the respondent to prove her innocence before the court of law.

It can be noted that Dalanon’s body was found at 7 a.m. on Nov. 13 at their home in the hinterland village of Guinbunyogan.

After the incident, Lovely was invited for questioning where she admitted to having attacked the victim.

But she then went to speak incoherently about the details of her partner’s death.

At that time, Dieron said they did not detain her since her admission of guilt was deemed inadmissible because it was not done in the presence of her legal counsel.

But in between her mumblings, she claimed to have attacked Dalanon five times.

She then cleaned the ax she used in hacking the victim and placed it near the stairs.

After committing the crime, Lovely claimed she went back to sleep.

She also accused Dalanon of subjecting her to emotional and verbal abuse.

It was gathered that the couple’s son has been under the custody of the woman’s aunt.