Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) regional director Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino challenged the Bulacan massacre victims’ head of the family Dexter Carlos Sr. to undergo a lie detector test in addition to the investigation being conducted by the police.
“We are conducting an investigation on all angles… besides he is the first one who discovered the crime scene,” Aquino said.
Carlos Sr. said in a radio interview that he is willing to undergo the necessary investigation to be to help the police to solve the case.
“We are just giving him time to mourn,” Aquino said.
San Jose Del Monte City police chief, Supt. Fitz Macariola said putting Carlos under investigation does not mean he is a suspect. “He will only be asked some queries in addition to the police investigation,” he pointed out.
The forensic and other examination results gathered from the crime scene and the cadavers of the victims will be released within this week.
Meanwhile, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) kept mum on reports that Carlos Sr. is being considered as suspect or person of interest (POI) in the killing of his wife, mother-in-law, and three children.
Ferdinand Lavin, NBI spokesman, only said the investigator on the case was supposed to submit an update on the parallel investigation being conducted by their agents anytime on Wednesday.
But Lavin failed to answer several calls from The Manila Times when sought for an update as of press time on Wednesday.
Carlos sought and was accepted into the Witness Protection Program of the Justice department and now under tight security at the NBI headquarters in Manila.
Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida Acosta and Carlos’ counsel, in a radio interview on Wednesday, expressed disgust that the victims’ patriarch will be investigated and considered suspect in the gruesome murder of his family.
Carlos found his wife Estrella, his mother-in-law Auring Dizon and his three minor children were found dead from multiple stab wounds last June 27.
JAIME R. PILAPIL AND FREDERICK SILVERIO