BAGUIO – A 16-year-old high school student died after being stabbed 40 times in Baguio City Tuesday. Residents of Barangay Labsan found high school student Kenneth Velasco bloodied on the alley near a public high school. They immediately rushed him to the Baguio General Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.
Authorities said Velasco suffered 40 stab wounds to the nape, neck, chest and other parts of the body.
“Wala naman siyang kaaway. Di siya kasama sa frat. School at bahay lang talaga siya. Sana sa gumawa nito makonsensya ka. Di mo na lang iniwan yung anak ko ng buhay,” Velasco’s mom, Claire, said.
Police said Velasco may be a victim of robbery as his mobile phone and P200 pocket money were missing.
“Parang maliit yung mga saksak sa katawan nung bata nung nakita namin. Baka maliit na knife or ice pick yung ginamit,” Dr. Haywood Fernandez, Velasco’s attending surgeon, said.
Velasco’s mom said she always told her son to avoid the alley on the way to school.
“Sinabi ko sa kanya na wag siyang dadaan ‘dun dahil delikado. Kinwento niya kasi na may mga kaklase siyang na hold-up na doon. Kaya sabi ko wag na wag siyang dadaan dun, pero nagtaka ako bakit siya dumaan dun,” She said.