Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Notorious Murder Suspect Arrested By Police Operatives In Baguio City

A fugitive wanted for killing a 13-year-old girl in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija was arrested by police operatives at a bus terminal in Baguio City on Wednesday morning (July 29). The suspect has been identified as Isidro Inting Bulandos. He was cornered by combined members of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) within the premises of the Victory Liner bus terminal located in barangay Marcoville.

Last May of this year, Bulandos was charged of molesting and abusing 13-year-old Jaselliet Mae Wakit. Bulandos was a former live-in partner of the victim's grandmother. And on July 3, Bulandos reportedly killed Jaselliet Mae and wounded her two sisters as well as their grandmother in a knife attack. The suspect apparently tried to seek settlement with the family with regards to the molestation charges back in May. The family didn't relent to a settlement. That's when Bulandos allegedly attacked them with a knife. Jaselliet Mae was stabbed sixteen times.

After committing the crime in Bongabon, Bulandos went into hiding. He even reportedly went as far as Mindoro to try and evade the law. Photos of him were also widely circulated online especially on the social networking site Facebook.

A fragmentation grenade was also recovered from Bulandos when he was arrested at the bus terminal in Baguio City. For this, he will be facing a separate case on illegal possession of explosives. The suspect is to be transported soon to Palayan City, Nueva Ecija where he will face the multiple charges lodged against him.

[Sources: Abs-Cbn News, Herald Express]
Image credit: CIDG-Baguio via Herald Express.