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Mar. 19, 19 | 12:08 pm

The mother of the suspect in the murder of Christine Lee Silawan has strongly denied that her son has any involvement in the brutal crime.

In an interview with SunStar Superbalita Cebu, the mother of the 17-year-old said that her son is not a killer and the CCTV footage that the National Bureau Investigation (NBI) released does not prove anything since it did not show his face.

The mother also said that her son was not even with Silawan on the day she got killed. He also was not at the scene of the crime when the murder happened.

She claimed that her son played basketball, helped fix their house’s roof, ate dinner, and then slept on the night of the crime.

The mother added that her son and Silawan were indeed a couple but they only lasted for a week.

Earlier reports stated that the suspect was nabbed by NBI in Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City on March 16.

NBI did not disclose the name of the suspect as he is a minor but text messages and security footages helped them track his whereabouts.

Local reports in Cebu said the minor confessed that he had two other accomplices in committing the gruesome crime, saying that he killed the victim out of jealousy.

Silawan was found half-naked and with face skinned to the bone in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

Authorities said that the victim was stabbed on the neck, nine times on her upper extremities, and 20 times on different parts of her body.

Her internal organs are intact but her tongue was missing, as well as the skin on her face and muscles in her neck.

The autopsy report also showed that the victim was not raped, even though her body was found naked from the waist down.

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