CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, BULACAN—The principal suspect in the June 27 massacre of a family in the city of San Jose del Monte has not retracted his extrajudicial confession, despite television interviews saying he was tortured into admitting the killings, police said on Thursday.
Construction worker Carmelino Ibaez, 26, claimed he was tortured by the police, forcing him to admit responsibility for the attack.
In a television report, he said in Filipino: “The reason I admitted to the killings was because I was scared of policemen who tortured me at the back of the police station… They wrapped my head with plastic and threatened to break my hand with a hammer.”
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