#JUSTICE - April Erispe Raped and Found Dead in a Creek in Biñan, Laguna
The family of the 8-year-old rape-slay victim April Erispe cries for justice and immediate resolution of the brutal killing!
An innocent 8-year-old girl named April Erispe was allegedly raped and was later dumped in a creek in Barangay Zapote, Biñan, Laguna. She was completely naked and was seen face down when the local residents initially found her.
According to various news outlets, April Erispe went out as early as 6a.m. last Sunday to meet her friends in their neighborhood. Her mother, Gretel Erispe, strangely noticed that April didn't wake her up. The older Erispe mentioned that it's been the routine of April to wake her up in the morning so she felt uneasy knowing that her child was not seen for many hours in their home last week.
Four hours later(around 10a.m), a horrifying news came into their knowledge. According to their neighbors, a dead girl was cited in Barangay Zapote, Biñan, Laguna. At first, Gretel tried to convince herself that it was someone else's child but she cried to her knees when a certain resident confirmed that the dead girl who was also believed raped was indeed April Erispe.
The Laguna Police immediately formed a group to track down the suspect. The intelligence division quickly had a copy of a CCTV footage showing a young man who took the child. April was seen in the video forcibly taken by the unidentified suspect.
Meanwhile, the family of the victim and thousands of netizens are crying for justice. The foster sister of April identified as Izhaiy Faraon posted the uncensored photo on Facebook which immediately drew the sympathy of the netizens. The gruesome death of April has again awakened the call of the netizens to reestablish the capital punishment in the country.
Kinakapatid ko pa sya 8YEARSOLD ! nung narinig ko sa burol ung nangyare sakanya naluha ko grabe lang sana naman kung aatakihin lang ng libog wag ng idamay ung mga inosente mga manyak hindi pa mamatay . Hindi man lang nila naisip na may nanay or kapatid sila . HUSTISYA NA BITAY O MAS MASAHOL PA DON DAHIL SA WALA RING AWA NA PAGPATAY NILA SI GOD NA LANG BAHALA
There were many reports of rape-slay cases in 2014 but it remain unresolved. We ask ourselves, what's going on with the justice system in the Philippines? Unfortunately, we never set up a true and selfless justice mechanism in our country. Poor victims are oftentimes neglected and their cases are left unattended. We've been hoping for an improvement but things even turned worse. pinoyRANTS.com is again hoping that April Erispe rape-slay case will be formally addressed and be resolved with the current 'awful' justice system in the Philippines!
Rest in peace little angel! Your soul shall be happy forever in the hands of our Creator!
Update 1: The suspect of the ferocious murder and rape incident was captured by Laguna police. However, his identity is currently withheld while the investigation is in progress.
UPDATE No. 2: The arrested suspect is reportedly below 18 years old. Thus, the offender cannot be prosecuted and will most likely be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Republic Act No. 9344 SEC. 6 states;
A child fifteen (15) years of age or under at the time of the commission of the offense shall be exempt from criminal liability. However, the child shall be subjected to an intervention program pursuant to Section 20 of this Act.
A child above fifteen (15) years but below eighteen (18) years of age shall likewise be exempt from criminal liability and be subjected to an intervention program, unless he/she has acted with discernment, in which case, such child shall be subjected to the appropriate proceedings in accordance with this Act.
This law is completely loose and can be a safe ground of those maniac teenagers out there!